Where do I go for clinical or disease information?
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient information Leaflets amongst other things.
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service
Information on Healthier Living
BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.
Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.
Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information
- Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
- Double check the information by looking for other sources.
- Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
- Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
- All articles should quote references that you can look up.
- Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
- Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
- Check the sites confidentiality policy.
- Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
Beware of sites that criticise others.
Useful resources for Musculoskeletal problems
We have compiled all useful resources, videos and self help resources in this section to enable our patients to use the information to improve their health conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-
Carpal tunnel syndrome - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Carpal tunnel syndrome | Causes, symptoms, treatment (versusarthritis.org)
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Trochanteric Bursitis) | Thigh Muscle Pain | Patient
Bursitis | Causes, treatments, self-management (versusarthritis.org)
Tronchanteric bursitis PIL.pdf (leedsth.nhs.uk)
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome | Health topics A to Z | CKS | NICE
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
PowerPoint Presentation (berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk)
Trigger finger - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Trigger finger | Health Information | Bupa UK
Trigger finger/thumb | The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (bssh.ac.uk)
Tennis elbow - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Tennis Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes | Bupa UK
Exercise advice for tennis elbow | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)
Common painful shoulder conditions-
Steroid injections - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Information for Patients Receiving a Steroid Injection | Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (hey.nhs.uk)
Scenario: Rotator cuff disorders | Management | Shoulder pain | CKS | NICE
Common painful Knee conditions-
Knee pain - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Knee pain | Causes, treatments and self-management (versusarthritis.org)
Knee Pain Diagnosis Chart - Knee Pain Explained (knee-pain-explained.com)
Physiotherapy videos for common muscular conditions-
Physiotherapy Exercise Videos for Outpatients - YouTube
Self management advice for common Musculoskeletal problems-
Specific conditions :: Musculoskeletal (lincsphysio.nhs.uk)
Patient Leaflet for Steroid injections-
Information leaflet on steroid injections