Where do I go for clinical or disease information?
Births and Deaths
Information about registering births and deaths
Depression and Anxiety
iTalk is a free service for people suffering from depression and anxiety, to which you can self refer. Their main telephone number is 023 8038 3920
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
Information on Healthier Living
Simple, accurate advice. 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.’
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia
Andover Mind is a local charity for people who experience, or are affected by, mental health distress. Its members provide a range of services designed to enable people to achieve their individual potential and to participate in society. They also engage with the local community to promote mental health awareness and to challenge stigma and discrimination
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, to find important information about asthma and how to control it
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
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
This is a group for supporting Carers living in Hampshire. It provides free local sessions and distance learning
Andover Mind has recently launched a Dementia Advice Service. The service forms part of the Government's National Dementia Strategy which aims to increase the awareness of dementia, ensure early diagnosis and intervention and radically improve the quality of care that people with the condition receive.
The Dementia Advice Service supports people with dementia and their carers to access the information and support that they need, at the right time, so thay can live the life they want for as long as possible. The service is available to all people with dementia, their carers, family and friends and is open to self referral and provides a consistent point of contact, offering:
Help to indentify information needs, support to access information, tailored information to allow a person to live the life they want, support to plan for the furture
For further information contact Kirstin Newsum or Angie Mills on 01264 353363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for the Andover Mind website
Diabetes UK is the 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
Innovative website for patients living with heart failure, their families and carers
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.