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Web links

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 L M N O P Q R S T U W

A  Top

abortion
https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/women/abortion?gclid=COy0mf7fgLUCFUbKtAodLWwALQ
Information on induced abortion from Marie Stopes International UK

acupuncture
http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/
Website of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK's main regulatory body for the practice of acupuncture

advocate
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/Deliveringadultsocialcare/MentalCapacity/IMCA/index.htm
Explanation of an advocate's role in mental health care from the National Archives

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.co.uk/
The AA website

allergy
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergies/pages/introduction.aspx
Overview of allergies from the NHS Choices website

Alzheimer's disease
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Website of the Alzheimer's Society

anorexia
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Anorexia-nervosa/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Overview of anorexia from the NHS Choices website

asthma
https://www.asthma.org.uk/
Website of the charity Asthma

attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
http://www.chadd.org/
This US website focuses on people with ADHD

autism
http://www.autism.org.uk/
Website of the National Autistic Society

 

B  Top

benchmarking
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/essence-of-care-2010
Pamphlets setting out basic health-care benchmarks from the Department of Health

bleeding time
http://patient.info/health/blood-clotting-tests
Explanation of blood clotting tests from a comprehensive health information website

blood transfusion
https://www.blood.co.uk/
Website of the National Blood Service

breast cancer
https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
Website of the charity Breast Cancer Care

British Sign Language
http://www.signstation.org/
This interactive website explains British Sign Language

 

C  Top

cancer
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
Website of Cancer Research UK

centile chart
http://patient.info/doctor/centile-charts-and-assessing-growth
More information about centile charts

cerebral palsy
http://www.scope.org.uk/
Website of Scope

cerebrovascular accident
https://www.stroke.org.uk/
Website of the Stroke Association

Chief Nursing Officer
https://www.england.nhs.uk/tag/cno/
Chief Nursing Officer's page on the NHS England website

Clostridium
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Clostridium-difficile/Pages/Introduction.aspx
A guide to Clostridium difficile from the NHS Choices website, including the ways in which it can cause infection

coeliac disease
https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/
Website of Coeliac UK

colostomy
http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/
Website of the British Colostomy Association

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
http://www.cjd.ed.ac.uk/
Website of the national CJD surveillance unit

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

 

D  Top

dementia
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/home_info.php?homepageID=29
Information about dementia from the Alzheimer's Society

Department of Health
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
The Department of Health website

depression
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/depression.aspx
Explanation of depression, including a short video, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

dermatology
http://www.bad.org.uk/
Website of the British Association of Dermatologists

diabetes
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
Website of Diabetes UK

dietetics
https://www.bda.uk.com/
Website of the British Dietetic Association

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

 

E  Top

Environmental Health Officer
http://www.cieh.org/
Website of the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health

epilepsy
https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/
Website of Epilepsy Action

erectile dysfunction
http://sexualadviceassociation.co.uk/erectile-dysfunction/
Factsheets about erectile dysfunction published by the Sexual Advice Association

ethics
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fhms/research/centres/ICE/
Website of the International Care Ethics Observatory

evidence-based practice
http://www.cebm.net/
Website of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford

 

F  Top

family planning
http://www.fpa.org.uk/
Website of the Family Planning Association

first aid
http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx
St John's Ambulance website

 

G  Top

Gillick competence
http://www.bmj.com/content/332/7545/807
Explanation of Gillick competence in the British Medical Journal

gynaecology
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/gynaecological-conditions
Guidance from NICE focusing on gynaecological conditions
http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=-778436601
Introduction to gynaecology from the GP Notebook website

 

H  Top

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

Health Watch England
http://www.healthwatch.co.uk/
Health Watch England website

HIV
http://www.hivaware.org.uk/
Information about HIV from the National Aids Trust website

homeopathy
http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/
Website of the Society of Homeopaths

human rights
http://www.un.org/en/sections/what-we-do/protect-human-rights/index.html
Details of human rights from the United Nations website

hydrocephalus
http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/
Website of Shine, the charity for people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

 

I  Top

ileostomy
http://www.the-ia.org.uk/
Website of the Ileostomy Association

immunization
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation
Information on immunization from Public Health England

incontinence
http://www.continence-foundation.org.uk/
Website of the Continence Foundation

intermittent self-catheterization
https://www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org/bladder/bladder-treatments/conservative-treatments/intermittent-self-catheterisation/
Introduction to ISC for people with continence problems

International Classification of Diseases
http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/
An outline of the ICD from the World Health Organization

 

 

J  Top

jaundice
http://patient.info/doctor/jaundice-pro
Details of the signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis of jaundice

 

L  Top

learning disability
http://www.bild.org.uk/
Website of the British Institute for Learning Disabilities

leukaemia
https://bloodwise.org.uk/
Website of Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

living will
http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/end-of-life-care/Pages/advance-decision-to-refuse-treatment.aspx
Information about living wills from the NHS Choices website

lupus
http://www.thelupussite.com/
Details of SLE from the Lupus Site

 

M  Top

macular degeneration
http://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
Information about macular degeneration from the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Makaton
https://www.makaton.org/
Website of the Makaton vocabulary development project

mammography
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/mammograms
Explanation of the procedure in the diagnosis of breast cancer

measles
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/Pages/Introduction.aspx
More information about measles from the NHS Choices website

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency
The MHRA website

meningitis
http://www.meningitis.org/
Website of the Meningitis Research Foundation

Mental Health Act
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Legislation/Actsandbills/DH_4002034
A summary of the Mental Health Act 1983 from the National Archives

minimally invasive surgery
http://patient.info/doctor/minimally-invasive-surgery
Explanation of minimally invasive surgery from the Patient.co website

MRSA
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/MRSA/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Overview of MRSA from the NHS Choices website

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

myocardial infarction
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/heart-attack.aspx
Guide to MI from the British Heart Foundation

 

N  Top

national service frameworks
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Sitemap/DH_A-Z_AZSI?indexChar=N
Details of NSFs for specific conditions from the National Archives

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

NICE
https://www.nice.org.uk/
Details of recommendations and guidance from the NICE website

Nursing and Midwifery Council
https://www.nmc.org.uk/
The NMC website

nutrition
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/
Independent evidence-based advice on healthy eating from the British Nutrition Foundation

 

O  Top

oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/o/oesophagogastrectomy
Information about this procedure from BUPA

osteoarthritis
https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/62-osteoarthritis
Information on osteoarthritis from Arthritis Care

 

P  Top

parkinsonism
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Website of Parkinson’s (formerly the Parkinson's Disease Society)

phobia
www.mind.org.uk/media/46893/understanding_phobias_2011.pdf
Information on phobias from Mind

plastic surgery
http://baaps.org.uk/
Website of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

podiatry
http://www.scpod.org/
Website of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

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

pregnancy
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx
A guide to pregnancy from the NHS Choices website

premenstrual syndrome
http://www.pms.org.uk/
Website of the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome

pressure sore
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pressure-ulcers/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Introduction to pressure sores from the NHS Choices website

prostate gland
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/prostate-cancer/early-prostate-cancer/understanding-cancer/the-prostate-gland.html
Information about the prostate gland and PSA testing from Macmillan Cancer Support

psychosomatic
http://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/pages/default.aspx
Website of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine

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

 

Q  Top

quadriplegia
http://www.apparelyzed.com/paralysis.html
Peer support for people with spinal injury from a US website

 

R  Top

radiotherapy
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/treatment/radiotherapy/
Explanation of radiotherapy from Cancer Research UK

respiratory syncytial virus
http://www.cdc.gov/rsv/index.html
Facts about RSV from the US Centers for Disease Control

rheumatoid arthritis
https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/65-rheumatoid-arthritis
Explanation of rheumatoid arthritis from Arthritis Care

 

S  Top

SARS
http://www.hse.gov.uk/biosafety/diseases/sars.htm
Information about SARS from the Health and Safety Executive

screening test
http://www.screening.nhs.uk/
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

sexually transmitted disease
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis-surveillance-data-screening-and-management
Explanation of STDs from Public Health England

sleep apnoea
http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/
Website of the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association

spina bifida
http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/
Website of Shine, the charity for people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

stillbirth
http://www.uk-sands.org/
Website of the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

sudden infant death syndrome
http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Website of the Lullaby Trust (formerly the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death)

 

T  Top

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

tracheostomy
www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tracheostomy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Explanation of tracheostomy from the NHS Choices website

transcultural nursing
http://www.tcns.org/
Website of the Transcultural Nursing Society

transfusion
https://www.blood.co.uk/
Information about giving blood from NHS Blood and Transplant

transient ischaemic attack
https://www.stroke.org.uk/resources/transient-ischaemic-attack-tia
Explanation of TIAs from the Stroke Association

trauma
http://www.bts-org.co.uk/
Website of the British Trauma Society

tuberculosis
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tuberculosis-and-other-mycobacterial-diseases-diagnosis-screening-management-and-data
Explanation of TB from Public Health England

 

U  Top

ultrasonography
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/tests/ultrasound-scan
Further explanation of the procedure from CancerHelp UK

 

W  Top

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

 

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