NHS Direct: Not a web site, but real people, nurses
who will question you about your symptoms and give you advice.
phone 0845 4647 (not available
in all areas of UK)
Trent Health Information
Service: Not a web site but
a free phone health information line. Phone with questions about
any topic related to health, from specific diseases to making
complaints, and they will tell you where to get specialist information
and send you booklets etc. Very friendly. 0800 665544 (information experts not medical experts.) There is life outside the web!
& Commonwealth office:
Is it safe to go? Who is shooting who? What bugs are common? Is
there a consulate? check web site or phone 0845 850 2829.
MASTA: A useful site if you are going off travelling.
Get latest info about diseases in different countries, what vaccines
to take, where to go for help and information, etc.
National Travel Health Network & Centre. Center set up to
promote health and information for British travellers. Lots of
up to date info, links and advice.
med4u A really useful site if you are abroad
and have a medical problem. On line questionnaires or e-mail allow
you to contact to a doctor for an e-mail response within 24 hours.
May be a small charge per consultation in the future, but free
at time of writing. (Probably
better than trying to translate to the local medicine man, but
don't forget that what is an unusual complaint for you might be
an everyday occurrence, with an effective local remedy for the
area you find yourself in.)
Doctor: On line surgery. E-mail consultations.
Small membership fee but discount on travel packs for meds more
than recoups the cost.
Doctor- Varied range of
info from Welsh Doctor and Pharmacist.
- Wilderness emergency medical services institute : Great information for remote area first
aid. Also covers things like S&R, Rescue dogs, and has a e-mail
news bulletin to join.
Useful UK reference site with articles and 'Ask the doctor' link.
Net : Useful US site with
A-Z indexes of diseases and conditions, of procedures and tests,
of medications, and medical dictionary. Latest health news, treatments
and fact file.
NEVDGP : Australian info. site with good health
information pages, and other health links.
MD : A medical reference
centre for doctors and patients. Latest research information,
disease centres, find a physician (in America), pages for doctors,
nurses, patients, insurers.
Wrongdiagnosis: Strange name but a hyperchondriacs dream.
Symptoms, diseases, videos. Links to doctors. Lots of ads to ignore
but loads of good info if you search.
- Organising Medical Networked Information : UK site which get medics to sift and filter medical
papers and sites on the web, so no 'quacks' here. In depth technical
EMTB : Interactive sites, on screen anatomy
tests, chest sounds, links to first aid instructors in US, free
e-zine for instructors.
First aid net
: Part of American JB publishing. On line tests and diagrams to
support text books, like the 'First Aid and CPR textbook' Good
revision aids for medical technicians and advanced first aiders.
Sans Frontieres: Bringing
health care to anyone who needs it. Helps people for whom even
basic first aid would be an improvement. Make a monthly £2
tax free donation and help save lives.
Every 15 seconds someone dies from lack of water or water borne
infection. 1.1 Billion people don't have water and sanitation.
press A book supplier,
more to do with outdoor activities and history.
Planet Guides: You have
read the books, now see the movie, or at least the web site.
KwMap.net - quirky theasaurus of words and web links.
- training providers list
worldwide - select your country.
aid equipment supplies: UK supplier at reasonable prices.