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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.
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.
Lab Tests Online UK
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.
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
Shropshire Council Community Directory
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.
Live Well Telford
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.
Powys County Council Advice and Support
Information about council services, with links to other relevant organisations.
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.
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
Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin is the independent champion for people using local health and care services.
Citizens Advice Bureau, Shropshire
Telephone: 0808 278 7894
Citizens Advice Bureau, Telford
Telephone: 01952 567193
Shropshire Public Libraries
Telephone: 01743 255308 (Shrewsbury branch)
Telford and Wrekin Public Libraries
Telephone: 01952 382915 (Southwater branch)