Websites you can trust Health information online

The websites on this list have reliable and up to date health information. This list is not exhaustive, but is a great place to start.

BDA – The Association of Dietetics 

Browse the British Dietetic Association Food Fact Sheets to discover a wealth of information about diet to help manage your condition, general health and your wellbeing.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support, bringing families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Dementia Roadmap

The Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways.

Easyhealth 

Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find accessible health information. There are over 500 leaflets on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations. You can print off most of the leaflets straight away.

Get Well Soon – Royal College of Surgeons

Patient information from the Royal College of Surgeons covering various types of surgery

Great Ormond Street Hospital 

Information sheets from Great Ormond Street Hospital on conditions and treatments they are involved in. They mainly cover children.

MedlinePlus 

MedlinePlus is an American site which has extensive information from the 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.

NetDoctor

One of the UK's leading independent health websites

The NHS website

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. 

NHS Fit for Travel

Country specific information on health risks, vaccine requirements and malaria risk are listed to enable the public to determine if they need to take additional measures to maintain health during travel.

NICE Guidance for Patients and the Public 

Guidance Detailed information on all guidance issued by NICE, covering public health, prescribing, technologies, diagnostics & interventions

Patient.info

The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with high quality information about health and disease. There’s also a more technical section written for health professionals which may be useful for expert patients.

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