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Departmental Internet

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 20 November 2008, Official Report, column 687W, on the departmental internet, if he will list the websites operated by his Department in addition to its two main websites. (251480)

In addition to its two main websites:


the Department of Health operates 91 websites, as at 26 January 2009. The following table lists these sites.

Under rules set out by the transformational government agenda, these 91 websites will be closed by March 2011, as their content is being migrated to the Department's two main websites, to Directgov

or to Business Link

as appropriate.

Annex A: Websites operated by the Department of Health as at January 26 2009 (in addition to and



18 Weeks

Activity DataBase

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee

Advisory Bodies

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP)

Advisory Group on Hepatitis (AGH)

Asthma Management

Breast Feeding

British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BCP)

Bug Investigators

childcare co-ordinators database

Clean safe care

Clinical Trials Toolkit

Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)

Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC)

Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COM)

Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP)

Condom Essential Wear

Cosmetic Surgery Steering Group


Department of Health

DoH Thesaurus

Drugs Misuse Research Initiative

East of England Research and Development Sub Unit

End of life care

Ethics Research Information Catalogue

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Expert Advisory Group on Aids (EAGA)

Expert patient

Finance Manual

Five a day

Forensic Mental Health

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Health Technology Portal

Healthcare Commission (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection)

Healthy Start

Healthy Start

Human Genetics Commission (HGC)


Immunisation Group Web Programme (IGWP)

Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP)

Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts

Information and Communication Technology Research Initiative

Information Asset Register


Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Knowledge and Information Portal

London Health Strategy


National Biological Standards Board (NBSB)

National Care Standards Commission

National Leadership Network


NHS Direct

NHS Factsheets

NHS Identity

NHS Photo Library

NHS Plus

On Design

Patient Information Advisory Group

Performance Data

Policy Research Programme


Purchasing and Supply Agency

Putting Action On Health Inequalities Into Practice

RD Info

RD Learning


Research and Development Sub Unit

Royal Commission Elderly

Safety Alert Broadcast System

Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health

Sector 64 Grants

Senior Dental Leadership Team Website

Sexual Health Professionals


Smoke Free England

Social Work and Care

Social Work Careers

Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR)

Standing Dental Advisory Committee (SDAC)

Talk to Frank

The National Coordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development

UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority (UKXIRA)

Valuing People Support Team

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which websites were operated by his Department in addition to its main website in the last five years. (251481)

Under the Transformational Government agenda, the Department completed an audit of the websites that it operated in March 2007. In addition to its two main websites:


it identified 224 websites. A copy of which has been placed in the Library.

As at 26 January 2009, this figure had reduced to 91.

To establish the number of websites operated between January 2004 and the Department’s website audit would incur disproportionate costs.