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Useful Links to other Websites

We are very happy to receive suggestions about websites that you have found useful. Many of the sites on this page have been recommended by our patients.

Local & Community Health Websites

Hillingdon Carers
A charity which supports people who care for someone who is frail or has a disability.
www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk

Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services
Directory of over 400 voluntary and community organisations in Hillingdon,
including carers, disability, women’s and older people’s groups.
www.havs.org.uk

Age Concern Hillingdon
Comprehensive online handbook of services in Hillingdon for older people
www.ageconcernhillingdon.org.uk

PALS – Patient Liaison Service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.

E-mail pals@hillingdon.nhs.uk
PALS Enquiries 01895 488500
PALS Fax 01895 488292
Complaints Manager 01895 488282

Walking For Health

Walk Hillingdon is a project run between London Borough of Hillingdon's Specialist Health Promotion Team and Green Spaces teams  It aims to help people improve their health and wellbeing while making new friends and exploring the local area.

Walking For Health

General Medical Information Sites

NHS Direct Web Site

Of the huge number of US web sites, http://www.healthcentral.com/ is a good one. It covers lots of individual symptoms and diseases with helpful lists about diagnosis and the tests you might expect and the questions you need to answer on your visit to your “health professional”.

Patient has a symptom checker as well as a variety of health information leaflets and a wellbeing blog

The British Epilepsy Association site has information about epilepsy.

The Meningitis Research Foundation has plenty information on their site.

A useful self help group for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Action for ME

Patient Support Groups

http://www.carersuk.org/ is a web site for carers.

http://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities/carers is a govenment website for carers.

http://www.patient.co.uk – an index of patient support and self-help groups.

http://www.self-help.org.uk/ / – a comprehensive listing of self-help groups

Families & Children

Relate is Britain’s leading couple counselling agency. They provide high-quality counselling, relationship education and training to support couple and family relationships throughout life and to help with difficulties in marriage or in any adult couple relationship.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ – YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

http://www.bullying.co.uk/ is a useful site for helping children who are being bullied, as well as adults who are experiencing bullying at work.

Try also http://www.babyworld.co.uk/

Sexual Health

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealthtopics/Pages/Sexual-health-hub.aspx  NHS information about sexually transmitted diseases in an easy to read format.

Women’s Health

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/breastfeeding/Pages/breastfeeding.aspx Breast Feeding Information.

Help for Smokers

ASH is a London-based charity providing information on all aspects of tobacco and campaigning to reduce the unnecessary addiction, disease and premature death caused by smoking.

Medical Journals

Bandolier is a journal written by doctors looking at the best evidence for treatments. The articles are easy to read and understandable and cover a wide range of subjects.

The British Medical Journal usually has a variety of articles. Aimed at doctors but often some of the editorials, news and smaller titbits are readable.

The New England Journal of Medicine is a little less accessible but gives a view point from the United States. Again, written for doctors. It allows you to search medical journal articles but you can easily find relevant information very quickly.

Young People

NHSGo is an app developed by young people to provide health advice, and information on local services.

 
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