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Where do I go for clinical or disease information?

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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

Best Treatments

Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of patient information leaflets, amongst other things.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
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

Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

limeMale Health
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.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
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

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia

Andover Mind

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

Cancerhelp 
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

Cancer Backup

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.

Carers Together

This is a group for supporting Carers living in Hampshire. It provides free local sessions and distance learning

Dementia

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 dementiaadvice@andovermind.org.uk Click here for the Andover Mind website

Diabetes UK

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

Heart Failure

Innovative website for patients living with heart failure, their families and carers

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