Where do I go for clinical or disease information?
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient Information Leaflets amongst other things.
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and Patients regarding disease and illnesses.
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service
An Australian University seeking to help those with depression and anxiety by making Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) available for free.
Information on Healthier Living
BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.
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.
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK
Europe's leading cancer information charity
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes
Find important information about asthma and how to control it
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia
Mind / SANE / rethink / DepressionAlliance
Excellent resources to help patients and carers suffering with depression
Help for those suffering from anxiety problems
Help with beating eating disorders and supporting those with one
Recognising that children don't come with an instruction manual
Worcestershire Association of Carers
Local information, advice and support for carers
For anyone who needs support or information as a carer
Help for moments of crisis
Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information
- Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
- Double check the information by looking for other sources.
- Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
- Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
- All articles should quote references that you can look up.
- Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
- Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
- Check the sites confidentiality policy.
- Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
- Beware of sites that criticise others.