We are very happy to receive suggestions about websites that you have found useful. Many of the sites on this page have been recommended by our patients.
Charities and Community Support Groups
Association of Afghan Healthcare Professionals
A group of Afghan healthcare professionals in the UK, and came together to set up this organisation in 2011 to improve the life of Afghan people. Since then, we have been devoted to use our knowledge and expertise to improve the public health system in Afghanistan and to address some of the health issues of the Afghan community both in Afghanistan and in the UK.
Local & Community Health Websites
Charity that supports people who care for someone who is frail or has a disability.
Age Concern Hillingdon
Comprehensive online handbook of services in Hillingdon for older people
PALS – Patient Liaison Service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
PALS Enquiries 01895 488500
PALS Fax 01895 488292
Complaints Manager 01895 488282
Care Connection Team
Care Connection Teams (CCTs) look after patients aged 65 years and over, who have been identified by their GPs as needing case management because of their health and social care needs. Where appropriate, a care plan will be discussed and agreed with the patient on how best to manage their needs. There are a total of 15 CCTs across Hillingdon.
General Medical Information Sites
Of the huge number of US web sites, http://www.healthcentral.com/ is a good one. It covers lots of individual symptoms and diseases with helpful lists about diagnosis and the tests you might expect and the questions you need to answer on your visit to your “health professional”.
The British Epilepsy Association site has information about epilepsy.
The Meningitis Research Foundation has plenty information on their site.
Pinner Road Physiotherapy have been the main provider of physiotherapy for our patients for many years.
Whole Systems Integrated Care
Integrated care means integrated care teams that are focused on individual people and their needs. Bringing together all the different parts of the health and social care system will provide better communication and sharing of relevant information to reduce duplication and confusion for individuals, carers and staff. This will mean one set of goals agreed by the individual, supported by one team, one approach.
Patient Support Groups
http://www.carersuk.org/ is a web site for carers.
http://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities/carers is a govenment website for carers.
http://www.patient.co.uk – an index of patient support and self-help groups.
http://www.self-help.org.uk/ / – a comprehensive listing of self-help groups
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A useful self help group for these conditions is Action for ME
Clinical Negligence – Legal Advice
We hope that you are satisfied with the care you receive from all your medical advisors, but in the event that you are not, legal advice can be obtained from specialist firms of solicitors.
Only a small number of solicitors are members of specialist panels and able to obtain Legal Aid to investigate or pursue any claim. One such firm is Pattinson & Brewer or http://www.medicalaccidentexperts.co.uk/ They have a useful website that provides information and advice about making a complaint, how to pursue a claim and how to finance it.
Check also the Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA) www.avma.co.uk
Children & Young People
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ – YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.
Families & Children
Relate is Britain’s leading couple counselling agency. They provide high-quality counselling, relationship education and training to support couple and family relationships throughout life and to help with difficulties in marriage or in any adult couple relationship.
http://www.bullying.co.uk/ is a useful site for helping children who are being bullied, as well as adults who are experiencing bullying at work.
Try also http://www.babyworld.co.uk/
Grants and Benefits Available to OAPs in 2017
MyGrants.co.uk provides information and links to other website to ensure older people are aware of benefits packages that may be avaialble to them.
Hypertension -What young adults need to know about high blood pressure
NHS Digital data reports that 14% of men and 11% of women in the UK have untreated high blood pressure (hypertension).
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealthtopics/Pages/Sexual-health-hub.aspx NHS information about sexually transmitted diseases in an easy to read format.
http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/breastfeeding/Pages/breastfeeding.aspx Breast Feeding Information.
Help for Smokers
ASH is a London-based charity providing information on all aspects of tobacco and campaigning to reduce the unnecessary addiction, disease and premature death caused by smoking.
Bandolier is a really spiffy little journal written by doctors looking at the best evidence for treatments. The articles are easy to read and understandable and cover a wide range of subjects.
The British Medical Journal usually has a variety of articles. Aimed at doctors but often some of the editorials, news and smaller titbits are readable.
The New England Journal of Medicine is a little less accessible but gives a view point from the United States. Again, written for doctors.
It allows you to search medical journal articles but you can easily find tons and tons of relevant information very quickly.