Health & medicine
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directories and information for health & welfare
Reference material for medicine
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Find out what's available in the Westminster Libraries Health Information collection.
Details of services in and around Westminster for: older people, carers, people with disabilities, chronic illness, mental health or substance misuse problems.
Health for kids? See Webtastic
The NHS choices site includes information about the NHS and the 24 hour advice line staffed by nurses, a search box for local services such as doctors and dentists, and a health encyclopedia explaining key medical concepts. This site includes the NHS Direct facility: aimed at helping you to find out what your symptoms may indicate.
Long-established database of medical articles and reports from a huge range of international journals. Not simple to use, but offers on-site tutorials.
Wide-ranging collection of articles on medical conditions, healthy living and health-related news.
Gateway site to a wide range of health issues, and links to current TV & radio programmes.
Medical information resource designed for patients. All the links are to UK sites.
A-Z of specific conditions and rare syndromes giving details of support groups. The emphasis is on conditions affecting children.
Links and contact details for over 700 UK self-help and support groups.
Popular edition of the long-established guide to medical conditions, detailing signs and symptoms, prognosis, and non-surgical treatments.
"Straight talking, good advice" - on a variety of hard-to-talk-about medical conditions.
Patient-centred guides on services provided throughout the UK relating to Birth, Infertility, Breast Cancer, Complementary Therapy and Diabetes. The site also features hospital, birth, complementary practitioner, and Consultant guides.
Information about the medical profession in the UK, including a searchable register of all doctors - The Medical Register qualified to practice in the UK, and information about training for the profession. Use NHS Choices to find a GP.
Information about and directory of hospice services world-wide.
A register of qualified dentists in the UK. Use NHS Choices to find a dental surgery.
(requires free registration) - The official guide to prescription drugs available to doctors in the UK.
Database maintained by the pharmaceutical industry, giving access to Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs), covering areas such as dose, indications, contra-indications, side-effects and pharmacological properties.
All you need to know about vaccinations from children, to teenagers, to adults and travel vaccines.
- to alternative and complementary healing in London and the South East.
Thousands of therapists in dozens of complementary health disciplines from Acupressure to Zero Balancing. Also links to forums, events, workshops, and professional training.
Database of scientific information concerning the modern and traditional uses of herbs in healthcare.
Directory of practitioners in acupuncture, homoeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic and herbal medicine
Information about services for older and disabled people in Westminster.
News, information and links on all matters related to disability, with special emphasis on adaptive equipment to assist with disability.
Mind is an organisation that, as well as campaigning for those with mental health issues, provides help and advice, and links to other organisations.
WfW was established as part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. It is described as a "practical resource to support services and people affected by mental illness". It links to support in local areas throughout London including Westminster.
Encyclopedia of mental health information. Information about disorders includes descriptions taken from ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders.
Extensive resource about childhood health from prenatal to adolescence, provided by medical experts at the American Nemours Foundation, specialising in child health.
Information for parents about vaccinations for children and adults (including MMR).
Comprehensive guide to women's health issues.
A guide to women's health issues compiled by an obstetrician, particularly relating to pregnancy and childbirth.
News, information and advice about men's health and lifestyles
Health information from the company specialising in services for older people.
Guide to 18,000 care homes nationwide with a variety of search options.
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Sport & recreation
Oldies Online - services and websites of particular interest to older people.
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