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General patient support websites
Contact a Family
Every day over 75 children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability or rare syndrome and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
DIPEx - healthtalkonline
DIPEx has created a unique database of personal and patient experiences through in-depth qualitative research into over 40 different illnesses and health conditions. The results of our research are published on two websites (links abve) and which are aimed at patients, their carers, family and friends, doctors, nurses and other health professionals
DVLA Guidelines for Medical Staff
This publication summarises the national medical guidelines of fitness to drive and is available to doctors and health care professionals.
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) provides electronic Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs). It provides information on thousands of licensed medicines available in the UK. The eMC is continuously updated with new and revised SPC and PIL information which, after approval by the licensing authorities, is submitted directly by pharmaceutical companies.
From Patient.co.uk. Clinical guidelines aim to help health professionals and patients make the best decisions about treatment or care for a particular condition or situation. The guidelines are typically written in statement form by a reputable organization.
Guardian: Best Treatments
Guardian readers can now access the BMJ Group's independent, high quality patient information on a wide range of health issues.
Health apps Library
From NHS Choices - Safe and trusted apps to help you manage your health.
Healia is the premier consumer health search engine for finding high quality and personalized health information on the Web. (American site)
MedlinePlus ( U.S. site)
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: medlineplus.gov. There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.
NICE Guidance (National Institute for health & Clinical
All the clinical guidance is produced in patient friendly versions called 'Understanding Nice Guidance'. You can keep up to date with the latest news from NICE by subscribing to the monthly electronic newsletter.
NHS Choices NHS Choices is a service that aims to put you at the centre of your healthcare. It’s been developed to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services should you need them. Enter your postcode to find local health services such as GPs, dentists, opticians, chemists and minor injuries units. You will also be able to view local hospitals, the services they offer and how they rate. If you want to find and compare hospitals offering a specific treatment, use the Health A-Z.
NIHSeniorHealth (US site)
This easy-to-use website features health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Patients like me (US site)
PatientsLikeMe is committed to providing a better, more effective way to capture valuable results and share them with patients, healthcare professionals, and industry organizations that are trying to treat the disease.
Details of nearly 2000 UK patient support organisations, self help groups, health and disease information providers, etc. Each entry is cross referenced and details are checked annually. This site has advertising.
A secure, reliable online support community for people with neurological disorders and diseases.
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