E-Resource of the month July 2021: Free Health Information Online

Looking for good reliable health information online? These resources will give you a good starting point.

www.nhs.uk

  • NHS.uk is the UK’s biggest health website
  • A-Z of conditions and treatments
  • Healthy living advice with interactive health tools, podcasts plus the NHS Health Apps and Health & Care Video Libraries
  • Find local NHS services

 www.nhs.uk/apps-library

  • Find apps and online tools to help you manage your health and wellbeing.

www.healthandcarevideos.uk

  • Making it easy for you to share health information with your patients, carers and staff
  • Every video has been produced with, and written by clinicians, with new ones being added on a regular basis
  • Encourages self-care in a simple and engaging format

www.healthtalk.org

  • You can find out about what it’s like to live with a health condition, by watching other people share their stories
  • Contains hundreds of real people’s stories. These stories are collected by academic researchers who interview people in their own homes, using their own words
  • org is run by the Dipex Charity. helping millions of people each year to feel better prepared and informed and less alone in what they are going through.

patient.info

  • This extensive library is created by trained medical professionals, following a strict peer review process.
  • Accredited by The Information Standard – NHS England’s quality mark – and Health On the Net. Whatever you want to know, you can trust the information we provide to be of the highest quality.
  • 1,300 condition leaflets
  • 1,800 professional reference articles
  • 1,500 medicine leaflets
  • Expert healthy living features

Don’t forget!

  • Many websites don’t have quality checks so it is up to you to assess the quality of the information
  • The quality mark will help, but it is always advisable to check the information you’ve found with your healthcare professional.