Finding Health Information


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Finding health information on the internet is easy.  But can you trust it?

To be sure of high quality, reliable information, look for websites with The Information Standard quality mark.

NHS Choices and Patient are good places to start.  They offer safe, reliable and trusted information and advice.  This short course from Learn my way will teach you how to manage your health online using the NHS Choices website.

WebsiteWhat can you find on this site?
NHS ChoicesThis is the online front door to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website.

You can find information about: conditions and treatments; medicines; health and social care services; health costs; healthy living; and support for carers.

You can comment on NHS services; watch health videos; use online tools, planners and calculators; and read about health stories in the news.
PatientThis independent website covers a wide range of medical and health topics.

You can find information about: health and wellbeing; diseases and conditions; medicines and drugs; services and support groups. You can also join a range of discussion forums and check your symptoms.