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
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
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
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.