Information on your condition

A doctor and a nurse talkingFor information on your condition, see the conditions, tests and treatments A-Z directory.

If you need further information, we recommend the NHS Choices website. It is specifically aimed at patients and dedicated to giving help and advice, backed up with medical expertise.

In addition, the websites of the British Heart Foundation, British Lung Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust, all of which support our work at the Trust, include information on specific conditions, treatments and disease management.

If you have been told you will be undergoing laboratory tests, for instance a blood test, in hospital and you would like to know more about what it involves and what it could reveal, then Lab Tests Online UK could help you.

Useful links

National Library for Health - brings together information and links for the medical profession and patients. Search the condition or treatment you want to know more about. Publications from a variety of sources, including NHS Direct and the British Medical Journal.

Lab Tests Online - lists over 200 different tests that patients routinely undergo, explains the purpose of the test, what it involves and further information.  This site is the result of a collaboration the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. 

British Heart Foundation - a charity dedicated to researching and preventing heart conditions and providing care and support for those living with them.  Their website includes a section on living with heart conditions that has information on the conditions, treatment, recovery and support for patients.

British Lung Foundation - a charity involved in research into lung disease, preventative work and support and care for people living with lung conditions. Their website includes resources for finding out more about conditions, diagnosis and treatment, living with lung disease and children.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - a charity working to improve the lives of people with the condition, raise its profile and fund research into a cure. Their website includes information about the disease, living with it, its symptoms and treatments.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK - the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA UK) is the only charity in the UK especially for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Their website includes information on PH, treatment and management of PH and support for family and friends.

Patient information leaflets

We have a comprehensive online library of patient information leaflets put together by experts at the Trust about the conditions, tests, treatments and services that we offer. These will be given to you during your appointment by medical staff or you can download them from our patient information leaflet library.