Use these links to find the information you need and the treatments and patient support available.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia - a comprehensive health encyclopaedia maintained by the NHS.
www.besttreatments.co.uk - a worldwide survey of the best, most up-to-date medical research. Published in conjunction with NHS Direct, with information from the British Medical Journal’s ‘Clinical Evidence’.
www.nice.org.uk - a useful search engine helps you track down the condition in which you are interested. Covers advanced guidance about health conditions and their treatments.
www.patient.co.uk - one of the most comprehensive health care gateways on the internet. Access over 700 leaflets on health and disease and find information for nearly 2,000 patient support and self-help groups across the UK.
www.netdoctor.co.uk - find information about a wide range of health issues; includes a useful health encyclopaedia.
www.library.nhs.uk - an expert source of detailed information about conditions and their treatments. Intended principally for use by clinicians and care practitioners, the National Library for Health is from the NHS and provides one of the UK’s main sources of health information; a useful tool for searching for accredited health information.
www.ahrq.gov/questionsaretheanswer - this US site covers an excellent range of health issues; helps with building the questions you should be asking regarding medicines, treatment, surgery, medical testing, best outcomes etc.
Further international sources of valuable health information can be found at: