Patient Information

 

Guidance on finding and appraising/evaluating health information online,
can be found in our leaflet.

Leaflet
Finding Health Information Online – Leaflet

Leaflet – Print friendly version
Finding Health Information Online – Print Friendly Leaflet

Useful Websites for Health Information

The NHS website is the official website for NHS England.
Find out about conditions, symptoms, treatments, or medicines information. Find out the “truth” (research) behind health headlines in the news, and help to locate information on your local health services.

Patient is an independent health platform.
There is access to over 4000 health leaflets, which provide evidence-based information edited by medical professionals. It is useful for looking up medicines and searching symptoms or conditions to find health information.

NICE Evidence is aimed at NHS staff but is useful for more in depth information.
You can find NICE guidelines, which are evidence-based recommendations on a range of topics.  Also Clinical Knowledge Summaries which are summaries of current evidence written by an expert multidisciplinary team.

The NHS Apps Library allows you to find safe and secure apps that could benefit your health and wellbeing. They are tested for clinical safety, data protection, security and usability.

Patient Leaflets Available to Staff

All NHS Trusts
BMJ Best Practice contains links to quality patient leaflets for various conditions.
Find out how to access BMJ Best Practice here. 

Aintree Trust
Dynamed Plus contains patient leaflets on a variety of conditions.
Find out how to access Dynamed Plus here.

The Walton Centre Trust
UpToDate contains patient information leaflets.
Access via NHS OpenAthens.

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