Update

Concise Medical Dictionary 10th ed companion website

Web links: Appendix and online medical resources

 

Anatomy Atlases
https://www.anatomyatlases.org/

Bandolier
http://www.bandolier.org.uk/

British Dental Association
https://www.bda.org/

British Dietetic Association
https://www.bda.uk.com/

British Medical Journal
https://www.bmj.com/

BMJ Best Practice
https://bestpractice.bmj.com/info/

British National Formulary
https://bnf.nice.org.uk/

British Nutrition Foundation
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/

Cancersource
https://www.nhpco.org/link/cancersource

Cinahl (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
https://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete

ClinicalTrials
https://clinicaltrials.gov/

Cochrane Libraries
https://www.cochrane.org/

Dr Foster
http://myhospitalguide.drfosterintelligence.co.uk/

eMedicine Health
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/hp.asp

ENT-UK
https://www.entuk.org/

General Dental Council
https://www.gdc-uk.org/

GPnotebook
http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/homepage.cfm

Healthtalkonline
http://www.healthtalk.org/

KidsHealth
https://kidshealth.org/

Medicines.org
https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc

Medscape
https://www.medscape.com/

Mind
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

NaTHNaC
https://nathnac.net/

National Drugs Helpline
https://www.talktofrank.com/

NetDoctor
https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/

NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/

NICE Evidence
https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases

Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group
https://www.peng.org.uk/

Patient info
https://patient.info/

Psycinfo
https://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycinfo/index.aspx

PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

StudentBMJ
http://student.bmj.com/student/student-bmj.html

Teenage Health Freak
http://www.teenagehealthfreak.org/

TOXBASE
https://www.toxbase.org/

UK Foundation of Nursing Studies
https://www.fons.org/

Women’s Health Information
https://www.womens-health.co.uk/

 

Web links: A-Z

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A  Top

AIDS
https://www.tht.org.uk/
Website of the Terence Higgins Trust: includes information on HIV, AIDS, and sexual health

Alcoholics Anonymous
https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
Website of Alcoholics Anonymous

allergy
https://www.allergyuk.org/
Website of Allergy UK: provides information on a wide range of allergies together with their diagnosis and treatment

Alzheimer's disease
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Website of the Alzheimer's Society: includes resources for health and care professionals

arthritis
https://www.versusarthritis.org/
Website of Versus Arthritis (a merger of the former Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research): advice on living with arthritis together with the latest research into the causes, treatment, and cure of the condition

assisted suicide
https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/suicide-policy-prosecutors-respect-cases-encouraging-or-assisting-suicide
Guidance from the Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecutors in cases of assisted suicide

asthma
https://www.asthma.org.uk/
Website of Asthma UK

autism
https://www.autism.org.uk/
Website of the National Autistic Society: includes resources for health and care professionals and links to the UK's Autism Services Directory

 

B  Top

blindness
https://www.rnib.org/uk
Website of the Royal National Institute of Blind People: includes links to a database for researchers

breast cancer
https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
Website of Breast Cancer Care: information on signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

British Medical Association
https://www.bma.org.uk/
Website of the BMA

 

C  Top

cancer
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Website of Macmillan Cancer Support: provides information on all aspects of cancer and its treatment
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
Website of Cancer Research UK: includes information for patients and their families

Care Quality Commission
https://www.cqc.org.uk/
Website of the Care Quality Commission: includes guidance for health and social care professionals

cerebral palsy
https://www.scope.org.uk/
Website of Scope, the UK's leading cerebral palsy charity

CFS/ME/PVF
https://www.actionforme.org.uk/
Website of Action for ME: includes information for health-care professionals

child abuse
https://www.childline.org.uk/
ChildLine website: advice on physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from the NHS’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, together with a confidential helpline

coeliac disease
https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/
Website of Coeliac UK: provides information on coeliac disease and gluten-free living

colostomy
http://www.colostomyuk.org/
Website of the Colostomy Association

cot death
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Website of the Lullaby Trust (formerly the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)

cystic fibrosis
https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/
Website of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

 

D  Top

deafness
https://bda.org.uk/
Website of the British Deaf Association: includes information on British Sign Language
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Website of Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the Royal National Institute for Deaf People)

Department of Health and Social Care
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
DHSC section of the Gov.uk website: provides information on a wide range of public health issues

Diabetes UK
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
Website of Diabetes UK: supplies recent research as well as information on living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes (including recipes)

Down's syndrome
https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/
Website of the Down's Syndrome Association

 

E  Top

epilepsy
https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/
Website of Epilepsy Action: includes practical advice for people living with epilepsy

 

F  Top

Faculty of Public Health
https://www.fph.org.uk/FPH
The FPH website

 

G  Top

General Medical Council
https://www.gmc-uk.org/
GMC website: includes the Council's guide to Good Medical Practice

 

H  Top

haemophilia
https://haemophilia.org.uk/
Website of the Haemophilia Society

Health and Safety Executive
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
HSE website: provides guidance on a wide range of health and safety topics

Health Education England
https://www.hee.nhs.uk/
HEE website

Health Research Authority
https://www.hra.nhs.uk/
Website of the Health Research Authority

Healthwatch England
https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/
Healthwatch England website

heart
https://www.bhf.org.uk/
Website of British Heart Foundation: provides information on the operation of the heart, keeping the heart healthy, and the main types of heart condition

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts
https://www.hfea.gov.uk/
Website of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: provides further information and guidance for patients, professionals, donors, and donor-conceived people

Human Tissue Authority
https://www.hta.gov.uk/
Website of the Human Tissue Authority

 

I  Top

incontinence
https://www.bladderandbowel.org/
Website of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation

International Classification of Diseases
https://icd.who.int/
The standard international classification for statistical, administrative, and epidemiological purposes, as supplied by the World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/
The WHO framework for measuring health and disability in individuals and populations

 

K  Top

kidney
https://www.kidney.org.uk/
Website of the National Kidney Federation: includes basic information on the kidneys and a guide to kidney diseases, their symptoms, and treatment

 

L  Top

learning disability
http://www.bild.org.uk/
Website of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities
https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Website of Mencap, the UK's leading charity for those with learning disabilities

leukaemia
https://www.leukaemiacancersociety.org/
Website of the Leukaemia Cancer Society

liver
https://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/
Website of the British Liver Trust: information on the liver, liver care, and liver conditions

lung
https://www.blf.org.uk/
British Lung Foundation: basic information on the lungs and some common lung conditions

 

M  Top

medical ethics
https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/good-medical-practice
Guidance on good medical practice from the website of the General Medical Council

Medical Research Council
https://mrc.ukri.org/
MRC website

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency/services-information
MHRA section of the Gov.uk website

meningitis
https://www.meningitisnow.org/
Website of Meningitis Now: includes information on signs and symptoms of meningitis

mental illness
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Website of the Mental Health Foundation
https://www.rethink.org/
Website of Rethink: provides an information and advice service for people living with mental illness

MIND
https://www.mind.org.uk/
Website of MIND

motor neuron disease
https://www.mndassociation.org/
Website of the Motor Neurone Disease Association: information for patients, carers, and professionals

multiple sclerosis
https://www.mssociety.org.uk/
Website of the Multiple Sclerosis Society

muscular dystrophy
https://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/
Website of Muscular Dystrophy UK

 

N  Top

National Health Service
https://www.nhs.uk/
NHS website: includes much basic medical information together with a guide to local services

National Institute for Health Research
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/
NIHR website

NHS Blood and Transplant
https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/
NHS Blood and Transplant website

NHS Business Services Authority
https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/
NHS Business Services Authority website

NHS Constitution for England
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england
Full text of the document

NHS Counter Fraud Authority
https://cfa.nhs.uk/
NHS Counter Fraud Authority website

NHS England
https://www.england.nhs.uk/
NHS England website

NHS Improvement
https://improvement.nhs.uk/
NHS Improvement website

NHS Resolution
https://resolution.nhs.uk/
NHS Resolution website

NICE
https://www.nice.org.uk/
NICE website

notifiable disease
https://www.gov.uk/notifiable-diseases-and-causative-organisms-how-to-report#list-of-notifiable-diseases
List of notifiable diseases in England and guidance on how to report them

 

O  Top

Office for National Statistics
https://www.ons.gov.uk/
ONS website

 

P  Top

paediatrics
http://www.actionforsickchildren.org/
Website of Action for Sick Children

parental responsibility
https://www.gov.uk/parental-rights-responsibilities/who-has-parental-responsibility/
UK government guidance on parental responsibility

parkinsonism
https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Website of the Parkinson's Disease Society

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/
Website of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (England)
https://www.spso.org.uk/
Website of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
https://www.ombudsman.wales
Website of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

power of attorney
https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney
An overview of power of attorney

Practitioner Performance Advice
https://resolution.nhs.uk/services/practitioner-performance-advice/
Information from the NHS Resolution website

psoriasis
https://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/
Website of the Psoriasis Association: information on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and treatment options

publication ethics
http://publicationethics.org/
A detailed guide to publication ethics from COPE

Public Health England
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Public Health England website

 

S  Top

schizophrenia
https://www.rethink.org/ diagnosis-treatment/conditions /schizophrenia
An introduction to schizophrenia from the Rethink website

spina bifida
http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/
Website of Shine, the charity for individuals and families affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus

stillbirth
https://www.uk-sands.org/
Website of Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

stroke
https://www.stroke.org.uk/
Website of the Stroke Association: includes resources for professionals

sudden infant death syndrome
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Information on SIDS together with safer sleep advice from the Lullaby Trust (formerly the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)

surrogate mother
https://www.hfea.gov.uk/treatments/explore-all-treatments/surrogacy/
Details of surrogacy at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority website

 

T  Top

thalassaemia
https://www.ukts.org/
Website of the UK Thalassaemia Society

tinnitus
https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/
Website of the British Tinnitus Association

 

U  Top

UK National Screening Committee
https://legacyscreening.phe.org.uk/screening-recommendations.php
National Screening Committee website: contains detailed notes on all screening programmes the committee has considered and the rationale for the decisions the committee has made

 

W  Top

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/en/
WHO website