Listed below are a selection of websites and contact details giving useful advice on a range of health matters.
www.nhs.uk – NHS Choices is an on-line source of health care information allowing patients to make informed decisions about their health.
It brings together information and services from sites such as NHS Direct and Healthspace, as well as detailed information on over 700 conditions and treatments, lifestyle tips and directories of local services. It also compares how surgeries perform against national standards.
www.macmillan.org.uk – Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support, and push for better cancer care.
www.surgerydoor.co.uk – Extensive range of medical information, including:
- Prescription drugs guide,
- Self medication,
- Complementary medicine,
- Travel health,
- Dietary advice.
www.cancerhelp.org.uk – Information about cancer, sources of advice and support.
www.patient.co.uk – Directory of health, disease and related web sites.
www.bbc.co.uk/health – The BBC’s health information site.
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk – Public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland) giving travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
- NHS 111: 111
- District Nurses: (0191) 237 1105
- Health Visitors: (0191) 237 4612
- Northumberland Care Trust: (01670) 39 44 00
- North Tyneside District General Hospital: 0191 203 1200
- Northern Doctors Urgent Care: 0300 123 43 43