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Global G.P Websites

GENERAL WEBSITE


http://gungadin.cs.brandeis.edu/~weiluo/main3.htm
Lists biomedical acronyms and their meanings

http://health.allrefer.com
Patient information site with medical encyclopaedia, information
On 1600 disease and conditions and 2500 medical illustrations

http://www.bma.org
British Medical Association. A library, excellent ethics section
and healthcare information. More sections for members

http://www.cancerbacup.org.uk
Cancerbacup .Questions and answers for patients with all forms of cancer

http://www.chi.nhs.uk/
Commission for Health Improvement

http://www.cochrane.org
The Cochrane Database. Regularly updated evidence-base healthcare database.

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/at_a_glance/content.htm
UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Up-to-date information
about fitness to drive and exclusions

http://www.emedicine.com
eMedicine features up-to-date, searchable, peer-reviewed
medical journals, on-line physician reference textbooks, and a
full-text article database. Also patient information leaflets.

http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/PubMed
PubMed: Medline on the Web

http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/guidelinesfinder/
Details of UK national guidelines with links to internet versions

http://www.nhsdorect.nhs.uk
Patients information site on numerous illnesses, operations, tests
and treatments

http:// www.nice.org.uk
UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Effectiveness

http://www.nih.gov/health
US National Institutes of Health website (biomedical research, free)

http://www.sign.ac.uk
Scottish intercollegiate Guideline Network, Clinical guidelines
On many subjects

HEALTH CARE JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

http://www.bmj.com/index.shtml
British Medical Journal

http://www.doh.gov.uk/cmo/publications.htm
Chief Medical Officer’s publications

http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/
Bandolier (free abstracts and good links)

MEDICAL SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.gmc-uk.org/
UK General Medical Council

ETHICS AND COMMUNICATION

http://www.bma.org.uk/ethics
British Medical Association ethics site

http://www.clinical-skills-net.org.uk
UK Clinical skills Network

http://www.ethics-network.org.uk
UK Clinical Ethics Network

http://www.gmc-uk.org/
General Medical Council

http://www.nih.gov/sigs/bioethics/uk
National Institute of Health Website-bioethics pages

http://www.nivel.nl/each
European Association for Communication in Healthcare

http://www.wma.net/e/policy.html
World Medical Association policy

INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

http://www.cds.gov
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has a major role in public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

http://www.doh.gov.uk/eaga/
Department of Health Expert Advisory Group on AIDS:
Information about post-exposure prophylaxis, guidelines for pre-test discussion on HIV testing and risks of transmission

http://www.hivatis.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV/AIDS
treatment/information service

http://www.idlinks.com
General starting point for infectious disease links

http://www.nfid.org/factsheets/
National Foundation for Infectious Disease, USA: fact sheets on infectious diseases

http://www.hpa.org.uk
Health Protection Agency website. Provides up-to-date information for medical practitioners on some infectious disease and their prevention, particularly those that are new or where an epidemic is expected

http://www.phls.co.uk/
UK Public Health Laboratory Service: UK regional information on infections.

http://www.who.int/en
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The website provides information and fact sheets on many infectious diseases, and much more.

GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION

http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~food-lab/nat
Free analysis of the nutrient content of food available to anyone
(at University of lllinois, USA)

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/10931.html
Amercian Medical Association-assessment and management of adult obesity

http://www.bsg.org.uk/
British Society of Gastroenterology. Regularly updated clinical practice guidelines for many common conditions

http://www.coeliac.co.uk
Coeliac disease

http://www.corecharity.org.uk
Provides information for patients and their families and friends about many gastrointestinal diseases

http://www.digestivedisorders.org.uk/leaflets/ibs.html
Irritable bowel syndrome

http://www.gastro.org
Amercian Gastroenterology Association. Patient information leaflets for various conditions

http://www.ific.org
International Food information Council (IFIC) – non-profit organization providing access to health and nutrition resources to improve communication of health and nutrition information to consumers.

http://www.nacc.org.uk
Provides information, support and services to patients with inflammatory bowel disease

http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/
World Health Organization site, provides information on world-wide nutritional issues, resources and research.

LIVER, BILLARY TRACT AND PANCREATIC DESEASE

http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk
British Liver Trust, Information for patients and doctors, including patient information leaflets in Hindi, Chinese and Bengali.

http://www.liverfoundation.org
Website of the Amercian Liver Foundation. Patient information leaflets for common liver conditions.

http://www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/335/Hepatitis.html
Viral hepatitis

http://www.pancreasfoundation.org
Patient information leaflets about pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

DISEASES OF THE BLOOD AND HAEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

http://www.bcshguidelines.com
The British Committee for Standards in Haematology, Guidelines for medical practitioners on general haematology, thrombosis, blood transfusion and haematological malignancies

http://www.blood.co.uk
UK National Blood Service. Lay person information site about blood products, blood donation and transfusion.

http://www.haemophilia.org.uk
For patients with haemophilia, von Willebrand’s and related disorders.

http://www.hemphilla.org
US National Hemophilia Foundation

http://www.leukaemia.com/leukaemia-foundation
Leukaemia Foundation, Patient information about haematological malignancies and current research. Information available in languages other than English.

www.sicklecellsociety.org
UK Sickle Cell Society. Care and information on sickle cell anaemia (anemia) and other sickle cell disorders to healthcare workers and patients.

RHEUMATOLOGY

http://www.arc.org.uk
Arthritis Research Campaign. Publications for medical practitioners and patients with arthritis.

http://www.nos.org.uk
National Osteoporosis Society. Recommendations and guidance for medical practitioners and information for patients.

http://www.rheumatology.org.uk
British Society for Rheumatology. Regularly updated clinical guidelines for medical practitioners.

http://www.rheumatology.org/publications/guidelines
Amercian College of Rheumatology clinical practice guidelines.

 

WATER AND ELECTROLYTES & RENAL DISEASE

http://www.kidney.org
GFR calculator and clinical practice guidelines. Patient fact sheets about renal disease. UK charity run by and for patients

http://www.nephronline.org
Management and guidance section for health professionals and information for patients with renal disease

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

http://www.americanheart.org
American Heart Association. Patient information site

http://www.ecglibrary.com/ecghome.html
ECG tracings library
http://www.erc.edu
European Resuscitation Council. Latest guidelines on resuscitation, as well as a full overview of the ERC educational tools such as manuals, posters and slides

SIGNIFICANT WEBSITES

http:/www.resus.org.uk
Resuscitation Council(UK). Adult advance in support resuscitation guidelines

RESPIRATORY DISEASE

http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk
British Thoracic Society. Clinical practice guidelines and patient information leaflets. Guidelines for the management of many respiratory diseases including asthma. UK National Asthma Campaign

http://www.goldcopd.org
The WHO Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Clinical guidelines and patient information: diagnosis treatment and prevention of COPD

http://www.quitsmoking.com
The Quit Smoking Company

http://www.quitsmoking.com
Good site for those wanting to quit or to help patients to quit

http://www.thoracic.org
American Thoracic Society. Clinical practice guidelines and patient education resource

INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE

http://www.esicm.org
European Society for Intensive Care, Guidelines and recommendations for medical practitioners

http://www.ics.ac.uk
intensive Care Society (UK). Standards and guidelines for medical practitioners and information for relatives and patients

http://www.survivingsepsis.org
Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Clinical guidelines and patient information

POISONING, DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

http://www.alcoholscreening.org
Patient information site for alcohol and health

http://www.doh.gov.uk/cmo/cmo0202.htm
Department of Health. Detailed information of CO poisoning

http://www.drinksafely.info
Patient-based website. Useful information about harmful effects of alcohol and guidelines for safe drinking

http://www.spib.axl.co.uk
Toxbase. Database of UK National Poisons information Service

http://www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
National Library of Medicine’s Toxnet

http://www.who/int/ipcs
Contact details of all poisons centres world – wide

ENDOCRINOLOGY

http://www.endocrineweb.com
Website for thyroid, parathyroid and other endocrine disorders for the education of patients and their families

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/endo/endo.htm
US National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

http://www.pituitary.org.ukl
The Pituitary Foundation(UK). Information and support for those living with pituitary disorders, including patients, their relatives, friends and carers

DIABETES MELLITUS AND OTHER DISORDERS OF METABOLISM

http://www.diabetes.org
American Diabetes Association. Patient resource centre

http://www.diabetes.org.uk
Diabetes UK charity (formerly the British Diabetic Association). Guidelines for healthcare professionals and patient resource centre

http://www.jdf.org.uk
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation(UK)

http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/index.html
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Guidelines on a range of subjects including diabetes

THE SPECIAL SENSES

http://www.defeatingdeafness.org
Deafness Research UK. Patient information site for hearing and information about conditions causing deafness

http://www.nei.nih.gov
National Eye Institute. Patient information about the eye and its disorders

NEUROLOGY

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk
The British Epilepsy Association

http://www.gbs.org.uk
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group. Past patients offer visiting and counseling services

http://www.mssociety.org.uk
The Multiple Sclerosis Society

http://www.parkisons.org.uk
Parkinson’s Disease Society

http://www.stoke .org.uk
The Stroke Association (UK) information resource for patients and health care workers.

http://www.theabn.org/public/patientcarer.php
Lists all the individual websites for patients and carers with various neurological conditions

DERMATOLOGY

http://tray.dermatology.uiowa.edu/Dermimag.htm
Dermatological image database (adult)

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

http://www.eczema.org
UK National Eczema Society (atopic eczema)

http://www.paalliance.org
Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance (psoriasis)

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/nml/e-resources/info/dermis.html
Dermatological image database (paediatric)

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/nml/index.html
Dermatology images (atlas)

THERAPEUTICS

http://bnf.org
British National Formulary. Authoritative and practical information on the section and clinical use of drugs.

http://www.dtb.org.uk.idtb
Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. Independent reviews of medical treatment. Registration is necessary for this website.

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