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Useful Websites

 Please note that Riccarton General Practice is not responsible for these websites nor do we endorse them.

Browse the links below for links to useful websites:

Local websites
Are You a Carer?
Bones and Joints
Cancer
Children's Health
Counselling and Mental Health
Diabetes
Drugs and Alcohol
Elderly Health
Eye Problems
Health Information
Heart

Sexual Health
Stopping Smoking
Travel Health

Local websites

NHS 24 – Find Local services. Find your nearest GP, Pharmacy, Sexual Health Clinic, Travel Clinic and Dentist in your area.
www.nhs24.com/FindLocal

NHS Lothian  information about healthcare services in the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Mid Lothian and West Lothian areas.
www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Inform – health advice specific to Scotland.
www.nhsinform.co.uk

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Are You a Carer?

Caring for Someone:
www.direct.gov.uk

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Bones and Joints

Arthritis Care:
www.arthritiscare.org.uk/Home

Arthritis Research Campaign - Bone and Joint problems:
www.arc.org.uk/

National Osteoporosis Society:
www.nos.org.uk/

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Cancer

Cancer Research UK:
www.cancerresearchuk.org

Macmillan Cancer Support:
http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Charity work for cancer patients:
www.mariecurie.org.uk

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Children's Health

NHS Direct Online:
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

NHS Immunisation:
www.immunisation.nhs.uk/

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Counselling and Mental Health

CRUSE Bereavement Counselling:
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/

Samaritans - Support and help for Low Mood on telephone:
www.samaritans.org.uk/

Bullying Online - Help and advice on bullying:
www.bullying.co.uk/

Child Bereavement Trust - Help for Bereaved Families:
www.childbereavement.org.uk/

NHS Living Life - a telephone support service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. NHS Living Life Guided Self Help is available to anyone over the age of 16 suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. Call 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm) to make an appointment.
http://www.nhs24.com/UsefulResources/LivingLife

Breathing Space - free, confidential phone and web based service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Call 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am and weekends 24hrs)
www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

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Diabetes

Diabetes UK:
www.diabetes.org.uk

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Drugs and Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous - AA - Information on Alcohol Problems:
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Know the Score: Information on Drugs:
www.knowthescore.info/

Talk to Frank - For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day:
www.talktofrank.com/

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Elderly Health

Age Concern:
www.ageconcern.org.uk/

Alzheimer’s Society UK:
www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Help the Aged:
www.helptheaged.org.uk/en-gb

Good for your Brain:
www.goodforyourbrain.org/

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Eye Problems

Glaucoma:
www.glaucoma-association.com/

RNIB - Common Eye Conditions:
www.rnib.org.uk/

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Health Information

Patient UK - Information on various health related issues:
www.patient.co.uk

Patient Information Leaflets on various Conditions:
www.patient.co.uk/pils.asp

Laboratory Tests:
www.labtestsonline.org.uk/

Teenage Health - Health issues with a focus on Teenagers:
www.petepayne.com

NHS inform - a national health information service for Scotland.
www.nhsinform.co.uk/

NHS inform Health A – Z  - High-quality information on more than 800 health conditions and treatments which can be searched by A-Z or body map. Information can easily be printed by section to create an easy to read handout.
www.nhsinform.co.uk/health-library.aspx

NHS inform Common Health Questions
www.nhsinform.co.uk/common-health-questions/categories/nhs-services-and-treatments

Support Services Directory - From addiction to multiple sclerosis, the Scottish Support Services Directory has local and national organisations ready to help. It can be searched using keywords, or by browsing the A-Z.
www.nhsinform.co.uk/support-services.aspx

Health Rights Information Scotland - Information for students from overseas Information about health services in Scotland A guide to using NHS services in Scotland Many of the resources on this website are offered in alternative formats and translations.
www.hris.org.uk

How to use the NHS - The website hosts videos in different languages which provides a clear and simple guide to the NHS in Scotland.
www.how-to-use-the-nhs.com

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Heart

British Heart Foundation:
www.bhf.org.uk/

SADS - Sudden Death:
www.sads.org.uk/

High Blood Pressure:
www.hbpf.org.uk/

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Stopping Smoking

Smokeline - Scotland's national stop smoking helpline - open every day from 8am to 10pm. Tel: 0800 84 84 84
www.canstopsmoking.com/

Action on smoking ASH:
www.ash.org.uk/

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Sexual Health

Family Planning Association - Sexual health advice:
www.fpa.org.uk/

British Pregnancy Advisory Service:
www.bpas.org/

Sexual Dysfunction:
www.sda.uk.net/

Sexual Health Scotland - offers a telephone helpline which the FPA doesn't in Scotland
www.sexualhealthscotland.co.uk/

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Travel Health

Fit for Travel:
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/

BBC Travel Health:
www.bbc.co.uk/health

Foreign & Commonwealth Office:
www.fco.gov.uk

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