Websites of Interest

We plan to update this page whenever we receive new sites of interest. We would love to hear your comments or suggestions for more links. If there are any topics you wish to look at, we would try our best to find a site we could recommend. Please click on each title to find out more and view the website.  – well written, generally reliable information on everything from the common cold to social anxiety disorder.  A good resource for finding out about complementary therapies – Interesting website to help you understand how we are regulated and what is involved in inspections – Frequently Asked Questions and a help page for ‘Male Help’ – A website to help you set your data preferences. – information on giving blood and how it helps. – common and frequent questions that the NHS are asked. – find your services local to you – locate pharmacies closest to you based on a postcode – information on Organ Donation and how you can help. – Find an NHS service near you, check opening times and access other non-public information. Sign up is free and helps ensure patients have access to the most appropriate care.

When you sign up, you will receive a verification email. You need to go into the email you signed up with and verify it using the link that was sent. – helping you get the best help for your symptoms  this site is produced by doctors working with an information systems company. As an EMIS practice you can access this site to book a doctor’s appointment online (once you have been given the necessary access codes from the surgery reception team) – information on summary records, how to gain access to them and how they can be used.

What to be wary of – websites set up by companies

Sponsored websites – these may not be bad, in fact  they are often accurate, but they may be biased, with an emphasis on medication rather than other treatments.

Online diagnosis websites – tempting to find out what is wrong by ticking boxes and submitting a form – no doctors would diagnose using a form and sites that tell you what is wrong and how to cure it are invariably selling something.