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NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website aims to personalise healthcare and provide information that will enable people to make a choice about when and where to receive their treatment.

This is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare. It helps you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services when you need them.

Click here to visit the NHS Choices website


Sections include:

Medical advice
Information for those with an immediate medical worry including a self-help guide and symptom checker, answers to common health questions and an online enquiry service. 

Service Finder
Enter your postcode to find telephone numbers and full details for all the health services in your area, everything from GPs and dentists to carer services and gyms.

Health A-Z 
Information from health professionals covering more than 750 conditions and treatments in an easy and comprehensive way in words, pictures and video including coping with particular conditions and treatments.

Compare hospitals
Look at the different ratings for things such as cleanliness, experience of a particular procedure and, in some cases, survival rates, through to car parking arrangements, general facilities, or availability of A&E departments.

Live Well
A lifestyle section that provides guides, tips and high-quality information on how to live a healthier life. 

Carers Direct
A support service for the five million people in England who look after someone else. The site is full of information covering all aspects of caring, including advice and support, benefits, local services and more.

The NHS Choices website Links Library offers more than 1,200 addresses of health-related websites offering specialist support and information.

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