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Websites about conditions and treatments
Provides information about healthy living in the form of leaflets, audio and video material, and information to help you locate and use local NHS services. It also includes a Symptom Checker.
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.
Information about clinical laboratory tests, searchable by name of the test, or by the condition they are used for.
Contains video and audio files of personal experiences of 80 different conditions.
Information on all types of cancer, along with discussion forums.
Telephone: 0808 808 0000
Includes sections for information aimed at children and teenagers who are experiencing illness themselves.
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
Information on a wide range of health and social care issues in Shropshire. The Community Directory gives details of many local support groups and organisations.
Contain details of over 1,000 self help organisations, patient support groups and charities across the UK. Please note that some of the entries are for commercial products.
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.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital,
Tel: 0800 783 0057 or 01743 261691
Princess Royal Hospital
Tel: 01952 282888
Hamar Help and Support Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Information and support for people with cancer and other long-term and serious illnesses, their relatives and carers.
Telephone: 01743 261035
Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent champion for people using local health and care services.
Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin is the independent champion for people using local health and care services.
Telephone: 0344 499 1100
Telephone: 0300 330 1165
Telephone: 01743 255308 (Shrewsbury branch)
Telephone: 01952 382915 (Southwater branch)