Useful Links

Where to go for information on clinical conditions

NHS website
www.nhs.uk

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient information Leaflets.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.


Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men’s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women’s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.


Information for Carers 

Directgov
All the information you need to know about the Carer’s Allowance, your rights as a carer and much more.

Carers UK
Carers UK is a charity working for the rights of carers in the UK

How the NHS will share your information

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/cd-leaflet-lrg-prnt.pdf (large print leaflet)