Useful Websites
NHS 24 works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.
Providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland. Run by NHS24, and compliments the services they offer.
Translated information about health and health services in Scotland.
Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
COPD is a term used for a number of conditions; you may know about chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease, these are all COPD. In the UK it is estimated there are 2.8 million people who have COPD but don’t know it.
Quit Your Way is Scotland’s national stop smoking helpline on 0800 84 84 84, open every day from 9am to 5pm. Over the years they’ve helped thousands of people and we can help you too.
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
An NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. Allows you to access your own clinical data online, and understand how your diabetes is affecting you.
The British Hypertension Society provides a medical and scientific research forum to enable sharing of cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment. An annual scientific meeting is held every September at a University Campus in the UK and Ireland.
Aims to meet the needs of patients, their families and health professionals by providing confidential, independent advice on all aspects of chest, heart and stroke illness.
Europe’s leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Carers Scotland is the Scottish national office of Carers UK and is the only carer-led organisation working for all carers.
A UK-wide charity providing support, advice and information on over 1,000 rare syndromes and rare disorders and can often put families in touch with each other.
Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland
Aims to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. They bring together teams that do research, develop services, design training, influence policy, and raise public awareness.
iThrive contains a directory of City of Edinburgh wide mental health and well being services available to people living in the City of Edinburgh.
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.
RNID is the largest charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. The website contains a wide range of leaflets and factsheets on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.
Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service aims to provide a skilled, accessible and equitable musculoskeletal and rehabilitation service for those who live in Edinburgh.
A Scottish charity set up to provide information, advice and help on prostate health and diseases of the prostate.
‘fitfortravel’ is a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
NHS Lothian site with details of the available travel clinics that can provide you with information, vaccination and medication tailored to your trip.