It has probably already become inevitable that the new National Institute for Clinical Excellence will have its own website on which to set out all the good things that people can and should be doing. But what about the Commission for Health Improvement? Will it engage in virtual naming and shaming?

It's a worrying thought. But it's no good having all this new cash for cutting-edge technology if you're not going to put it to good use. In the meantime, let's not be gloomy - there is now so much effectiveness and evidence stuff on the web that keeping track of it is becoming a full- time job.

Among the most notable recent launches into cyberspace are the York University Effective Health Care Bulletins.

Published by the centre for reviews and disseminations for getting on for four years now, the Bulletins are among the best known and most respected of their genre.

You will need Adobe Acrobat to download and read Bulletins.

Full-text documents are available back to volume two, kicking off with The Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Sores, and working through to volume four, issue three on The Management of Lung Cancer.

The site also includes lists of reviews in progress and links to other research, notably at Brunel University's Health Economics Resource Group. It mostly offers abstracts, but naturally the economists running it couldn't resist titling a section on outside work 'endogenous HERG publications'.

Elsewhere, the University of Wales College of Medicine is now making the Welsh Health Evidence Bulletins available for the first time, starting with Maternal and Early Child Health and Respiratory Diseases. And finally, the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit is currently developing its web presence.

What will the effectiveness industry do when those nice people down at NICE snaffle all the funding?