Useful Patient Websites

General health information & leaflets:

 

Health A-Z conditions and treatments from NHS Choices:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx

Leaflets used by the Lawson Practice about medical conditions 

http://www.patient.co.uk/topics.asp

Healthunlocked: Charities and online communities sharing health info.

http://www.healthunlocked.com/

 

By patients for patients:

 

Videos of patients explaining what it is like to have different medical conditions:

http://www.healthtalkonline.org/ 

Patient Voices. Stories by patients and carers

http://www.patientvoices.org.uk/index.htm

Expert Patients Programme:

http://www.expertpatients.nhs.uk/

DWP Examination. Free Speech for the Disabled. Support with benefits and appeals 

http://www.dwpexamination.org/

 

Understanding which treatments work:

 

Shared Decision Making: Patient decision aids to help you choose the right treatment 

http://sdm.rightcare.nhs.uk/


Behind the Headlines guide to the science that makes the news:

http://www.nhs.uk/news/Pages/NewsIndex.aspx 

How to make sense of health stories in the news: 

 

Smart Health Choices: How to assess the evidence behind healthcare claims. Free book from Sense about Science

http://www.sensiblehealthadvice.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Smart-Health-Choices.pdf

Testing treatments: Better research for better healthcare. Free book from The James Lind Library

http://www.jameslindlibrary.org/pdf/testing-treatments.pdf

The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed-up medicine is bad for your health: Excellent book by GP, Margaret McCartney

http://www.pinterandmartin.com/the-patient-paradox

Screening: What are the issues you need to think about?

http://privatehealthscreen.org/ 

Sources List -NHS Evidence: Links to websites

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/nhs-evidence-content/sources-list

 

A-Z of websites not included above:

 

Addiction information:

http://www.addictioneducation.co.uk/

http://www.lifeline.org.uk/

Ageing and elderly care: Caring for your elderly family members:

http://www.myageingparent.com/

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Alzheimers and other types of dementia

http://alzheimers.org.uk/ 

Angina: A patient-centred website:

http://www.angina.org/

Arthritis:

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/

http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/Home

Asthma:

http://www.asthma.org.uk/index.html

 

Back pain, sports injuries, arthritis and more:


http://www.homerton.nhs.uk/our-services/services-a-z/t/therapies/locomotor-service/self-help-guides.aspx Exercises recommended by our local physiotherapists

http://saveyourself.ca/ (Canadian website for back pain and other joint problems and sports injuries)

Chronic pain. Help for pain that won't go away

http://www.paintoolkit.org/

http://www.sheffieldpersistentpain.com/ Excellent patient and professional website from Sheffield

http://breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/ Mindfullness based relaxation and cognitive therapy for chronic pain

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/press-releases/2012/october/launch-of-new-self-help-guide-for-people-with-long-term-musculoskeletal-pain.aspx

 

Cancer: Patient information from Cancer Research UK

http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/ 

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

http://adviceguide.org.uk/

 

Children:

Information for parents whose babies cry a lot: http://www.purplecrying.info/


Diabetes:

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Dying Matters: help with talking about death and dying for patients, families and professionals.

http://www.dyingmatters.org/

 

Eye problems: Patient information leaflets:

http://www.oxfordradcliffe.nhs.uk/forpatients/patientinfoleaflets/eyeleaflets.aspx

 

Family Planning Association: Sexual health and contraception advice for patients and professionals

http://www.fpa.org.uk/home

 

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

http://www.hyperhidrosisuk.org/

 

Learning difficulties. A-Z of issues:

http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/files/azhealth.pdf

 

Medication- information about side effects and much more

https://www.rxisk.org/default.aspx  

Migraine Trust - helping migraine sufferers take control

http://www.migrainetrust.org/

 

Overeaters anonymous:

http://www.oasouthandeastengland.org.uk/

 

Palliative care. St Joseph’s hospice, Mare Street:

http://www.stjh.org.uk/

Pregnancy: Excellent website from NHS Choices

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx


Screening: Making sense of medical screening from Sense about Science

http://www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/resources/7/Making-Sense-of-Screening.pdf

 

Unexplained symptoms. A website helping you understand weakness/ numbness/ blackouts and other symptoms you & your GP may have trouble explaining

http://www.neurosymptoms.org/

 

Mental health:


Free NHS talking therapies in Hackney
http://www.cityandhackneytalkingtherapy.nhs.uk/ 

The Big White Wall. Mental health support for young people. Get support, take control, feel better.

http://www.bigwhitewall.com/landing-pages/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f   

British Asssociation for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK

http://www.bacp.co.uk/

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Living Life to the Full & The Mood Gym

http://www.llttf.com/index.php 

http://www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

MIND Mental Health charity:

http://www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk/ 

International Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder Foundation

http://www.ocfoundation.org/

One in Four. Want to know more about mental health? Real life stories from people who’ve been through it and lived to tell the tale.

http://www.oneinfourmag.org/

The Centre for Better Health: 

http://www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk/

Sane. National mental health charity. Phone and email support.

http://www.sane.org.uk/home

 

Health related blogs and other websites:

A Better NHS. Dr Tomlinson's blog, long pieces examining General Practice

http://abetternhs.wordpress.com/

Dr Margaret McCartney. A GP's view of health policy and an expert on screening

http://www.margaretmccartney.com/blog/

Dr No. Witty, erudite insights into political meddling with General Practice

http://www.badmed.net/

Keep Our NHS Public - campaigning to put NHS patients before private profits

http://www.keepournhspublic.com/index.php

Mental Health Cop, Mental health and the law

http://mentalhealthcop.wordpress.com/

The Jobbing Doctor. Brief, illuminating insights from a GP

http://thejobbingdoctor.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 



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