Triage Service: 0151 334 1155 bleep 5555 (24hrs)

Useful Links

Audit Commission: (www.audit-commission.gov.uk )

Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection: (www.chai.org.uk )

Carers Direct: Money Advice http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/moneyandlegal/Pages/Moneyandlegalhome.aspx  

Carers Direct: Time Off
http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/yourself/timeoff/Pages/Overview.aspx  

Carers Direct: Bereavement http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/bereavement/Pages/Bereavementsupport.aspx  

Carers Direct: Carers Assessments http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/assessments/Pages/Carersassessments.aspx

Carers Direct: Young Carers
http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/young/Pages/Youngcarershome.aspx

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
http://www.clatterbridgecc.org.uk/

Clic Sargent
http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/Home

Department of Health: (www.dh.gov.uk )

DIPEx: (www.dipex.org )
Shows a wide variety of personal experiences of health and illness. Watch, listen or read interviews, find reliable information on treatment choices and where to find support.

NHS Plan: (www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/05/57/83/04055783.pdf )

Cancer Plan: (www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/01/45/13/04014513.pdf )
Information, policy documents and advice for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer: (www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/Cancer/fs/en )

Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network:
(www.mccn.nhs.uk )

Macmillan: (www.macmillan.org.uk )

National Health Library: (www.library.nhs.uk )
The National Library for Health will give access to 60 full text mental health books. Athens password required for access.

National Patient Safety Agency: (www.npsa.nhs.uk )

NHS MidLife Check: (www.midlifecheck.co.uk)
A free, online lifestyle assessment service for adults aged 40 and over, launched by the Department of Health. NHS MidLifeCheck is an innovative preventative health tool, designed to help ‘mid-lifers’ positively change their lifestyle behaviours and improve their quality and length of life. It provides tailored advice, behaviour-change planning and support service signposting.

NHS 'My Cancer Treatment': (www.mycancertreatment.nhs.uk/)

North West Strategic Health Authority: (www.northwest.nhs.uk )

Patient Forums: (www.cppih.org )

Royal College of Nursing: (www.rcn.org.uk )

Royal College of Physicians: (www.rcplondon.ac.uk )

Royal College of Psychiatrists: (www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info/index.htm )
Has leaflets to download or print out; useful for patients & carers dealing with depression, anxiety, antidepressants and psychotherapy.

Royal College of Radiologists: (www.rcr.ac.uk )

Royal College of Radiologists - virtual hospital: (www.goingfora.com )

World Health Organisation: (www.who.int/en )
Some very good information including assessment checklists, patient information and self-help leaflets; aimed more at professionals - but well worth exploring.