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Websites about conditions and treatments
Provides information about health conditions and treatments, medicines, healthy living, and information to help you use and locate NHS services.
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, as well as some national organisations.
Information on a wide range of health and social care issues in Telford and Wrekin. The community directory gives details of many local support groups and organisations.
Information about council services, with links to other relevant organisations.
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 Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
The Hamar Centre provides psychological and wellbeing services for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or an acute and on-going illness such as cancer or renal failure.
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: 0808 278 7894
Telephone: 01952 567193
Telephone: 01743 255308 (Shrewsbury branch)
Telephone: 01952 382915 (Southwater branch)