Health Information Online

Information for the public

If you are looking for health information, services or support, these sites can help you with a range of issues, such as finding a local GP or dentist, checking your symptoms, and learning more about a condition. These sites are reliable and informative and give you plenty that you can do to help you manage your health.

See also NHS Evidence which provides access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice.

The key piece of advice is that you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.

Mobile resources for the public

Health Apps Library (part of NHS Choices)

my health apps

Prodigy patient app

NHS Evidence


NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section , you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle, as well as A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are other useful aspects of this site.

Find information and support for a range of health issues from seeing and hearing people's real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.

Medical information

Information and support about many rare disorders written by the doctors.

Labs tests online

Lab Tests Online-UK is written by practising laboratory doctors and scientists to help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease

Reading Well

Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing. The programme has two strands: Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books.