Resources for Patients and the Public


Websites about conditions and treatments

The websites below provide access to good quality patient and consumer health information. Some cover specific age groups or conditions.
Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999


Provides information about health conditions and treatments, medicines, healthy living, and information to help you use and locate NHS services.

Patient UK

Provides information on many conditions and medicines. There are online forums available for sharing personal experiences of different conditions. Please note that the site contains advertising.

Lab Tests Online UK

Information about clinical laboratory tests, searchable by name of the test, or by the condition they are used for.

Health Talk Online

Contains video and audio files of personal experiences of 80 different conditions.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information on all types of cancer, along with discussion forums.

Telephone: 0808 808 0000

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Includes sections for information aimed at children and teenagers who are experiencing illness themselves.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information on a variety of mental health problems including depression, eating disorders and stress, as well as a section on treatments and wellbeing.

Websites about self-help groups

North Northamptonshire Council health & Wellbeing

Information on a wide range of health and social care issues in Northamptonshire. The Directory gives details of many local support groups and organisations, as well as some national organisations.

Further information

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS will act on your behalf when handling patient and family concerns, they can also help
you get support from other local or national agencies. PALS, is a confidential service.

Telephone number:  01536 493305

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Northamptonshire Public Libraries

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board

Cransley Hospice

Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Northants Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT)

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust


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