Members of the General Public who require patient information should log on to:

Health Friends
Health Friends is a health social network where people can connect with people with similar health conditions, and  learn more about the health issues that affect them and their families.

The site is based in the UK but is international – we have members from all over the world. We have hundreds of members in many different categories. We are looking to develop our membership and discussion groups from people in communities such as yours; We feel that Health Friends is a suitable link for this page as it is patient related.
Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
The information on this website has been produced to the highest standards in the UK by the leading charities involved in supporting patients and carers.
The NHS Choices website has been developed to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services when you need them. Call NHS Direct on 111.
The information on the Netdoctor website is a collaboration between committed doctors, healthcare professionals, information specialists and patients who believe that medical practice should be based on quality-assessed information and, wherever possible, on the basis of the principles of evidence-based medicine.
The Circulation Foundation provides information on a variety of vascular conditions, including aneurysms, mini-strokes, DVT and varicose veins.
Visit the above link for the most up-to-date information on workforce issues in the NHS. Through our publishing programme we aim to support and empower employers, help them to improve the working lives of staff and, through them, provide better care for patients.
"A favourite among GPs", this site has detailed information about all aspects of medical conditions, complete with pictures and diagrams. The site is run by a husband and wife, who are both GPs.
Counselling Directory was set up to connect visitors with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable counsellor or psychotherapist.

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