Healthcare and information resources

Healthcare information

  • Ask 3 Questions – Shared Decision Making
  • EasyHealth - Health information with simple words, clear pictures and films
  • Good Thinking UK - tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better
  • Health A-Z - conditions and treatments explained
  • Health on the Net - transparent and reliable health information online
  • Lab tests online UK - a site helping you to understand the clinical laboratory tests used to diagnose, monitor and treat diseases  
  • Medicines A-Z - find out how your medicine works
  • Medline Plus – the United States national health website for patients and their families and friends
  • Medscape – the latest medical news, expert perspectives, clinical trial coverage, drug updates, journal articles and more
  • MSD Manual – one of the United States providers of current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients on every continent
  • Net Doctor - one of the UK's leading independent health websites
  • NHS health service finder - find NHS services local to you
  • NHS guide to social care and support
  • NHS website - helping you take control of your health and wellbeing
  • Patient - health information, medicines, clinical trials, discussion forums, symptom checker

Databases and journals

Healthcare Apps

Toolkits and resources

  • Dementia Roadmap - information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways
  • Drink Aware - offers a range of online tools can help you understand your drinking, track your drinks and change your habits
  • London asthma toolkit - resources and information for parents and carers of children and young people with asthma in London
  • MindEd - is a free, educational resource about children, young people and older people’s mental health, aimed at all parents and carers
  • Mood Zone - practical information, interactive tools and videos from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and avoid common problems like depression, anxiety and stress
  • My Health London: health and well-being - learn about your health and well-being and the NHS services in London that can help you
  • My Health London: self-care - how to keep fit and healthy, take medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions, and when to seek appropriate clinical help
  • Protect against STIs - resources to empower individuals to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing
  • Recovery College Online - providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people who might be struggling with mental health issues, families, friends, mental health workers and anyone else who might be interested.
  • SH:24 - free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24-hours a day, testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV
  • Talk to FRANK - a national drug education service intended to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by educating teenagers and adolescents about the potential effects of drugs
  • Therapy Directory - a directory of health conditions which work well alongside therapy. You should consult your GP / health professional for advice before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Lifestyle – fitness and nutrition

Healthcare communities

  • Healthtalk - provides young people and adults with reliable information about health issues, sharing people's real-life experiences  
  • HealthUnlocked communities - ask questions, get answers, advice and support from hundreds of condition and wellness communities, from organisations you know and trust
  • One You - helps you to get back to a healthier you by supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. It includes tools, support and encouragement to help improve your health  
  • Patient Community - a forum and chatroom covering medical conditions and medicines.

For carers

Health services

Internet help

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