You are probably already aware of how easy it is to get information about illnesses and diseases off the internet which is why we have put together this page to help you get access to some of the best information possible.
Please use the internet for health information with extreme caution. Many web sites are international and mention some services and treatments that are just not available in the UK. Also beware that much health information is sponsored by the people who market treatments.
Who Can Help?
This leaflet is designed to help you decide which health service to use if you or your family have a health problem
Advice for parents
Healthier Together is a very useful website with advice on a wide range of topics including pregnancy, common childhood symptoms, advice on whether to keep your child home from school, where to find the help you need etc.
If you have had unprotected sex and are worried that you might be pregnant guidance can be found here.
The truth about chest infections, coughs and antibiotics. Read here
First Aid Kit
The link below will take you to the NHS Choices website which has a useful list of what to keep in stock in your own home and advice on how to treat some common ailments.
It is estimated that each GP spends approx one hour of each day advising patients on minor ailments that will get better by themsleves.
Please help yourself by following the advise on NHS Direct before you ask to see a doctor.
The ‘Live Well’ website covers a whole range of topics from coping with hay fever to fitness assessments for you and your family. There are also tips for healthy eating, weight loss and reducing your salt intake.
If you want to know more about any of the medication you are using, what side effects it may give you or what its benefits are a comprehensive A-Z guide can be found here.
This site is full of printable information leaflets, ordered alphabetically, on most medical conditions and self help groups. The website is sponsored by the NHS and the Royal College of GP’s.