General Health Websites

These are websites covering a wide variety of medical conditions and health topics.

To visit the sites, simply click on their logo:

The NHS website is the online ‘front door’ to the NHS.

It is the country’s biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. The site provides an award-winning, comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of NHS and social care services in England.” (The NHS website, 2018)

Comprehensive information on a number of different health topics.

Guides currently available:

Care and support
Contraception
Cosmetic procedures and treatments
Dementia
End of life care
NHS Health Check
Pregnancy and baby
Stress, anxiety and depression
Vaccinations

Find answers to commonly asked questions about health.

Question categories:

Accidents, first aid and treatments
Caring, carers and long-term conditions
Children’s health
Dental health
Food and diet
Infections
Lifestyle
Medicines
Men’s health
NHS services and treatments
Operations, tests and procedures
Pregnancy
Sexual health
Travel health
Women’s health

Search for local NHS services

Searchable services:

GPs
A&E
Hospitals
Dentists
Pharmacies (chemists)
Opticians

DBTH Patient Information Leaflets

These leaflets are made available primarily for patients of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with high quality information about health and disease. The authors do this by writing evidence based information leaflets on a wide range of medical and health topics. There’s also a more technical section written for health professionals which may be useful for expert patients – look for search results labelled ‘Professional’.

MedlinePlus has extensive information from the United States National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 1000 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and non-prescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials.  (American, so beware of different terminology in some cases)

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