Here are various links to medical web sites and information for specific ailments (all links will open in a new window). Remember though that the information on the web is not a substitute to professional medical care. Any decision about your health or medical care based solely on information obtained from the web could be unreliable and you should always consult your doctor before making any decisions.
Patient Services For on-line services - appointment booking and prescription requests
NHS Choices The official site of the National Health Service offers expert information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
Kent and Medway NHS On the Kent and Medway National Health Service website, you can find out about local NHS services, or discover how to stay healthy at home or when travelling abroad.
West Kent CCG NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a body of GPs and other healthcare professionals, responsible for commissioning healthcare services across the west Kent region with a budget of £616m (2016-17).
Counselling West Kent Talking Therapies – Think Action If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, panicky, low or sad, West Kent Talking Therapies can help. By providing a range of free and confidential talking therapies, face to face, over the phone and online, on behalf of the NHS. Contact Talking Therapies to find out how they can help you. You can refer yourself.
Private Counselling To find a local counsellor visit the Counselling Directory website.
lastingpost.com For independant advice following a bereavement.
www.patient.co.uk/ A commercial UK site with a wealth of medical information.
The British Medical Journal, the country's leading medical journal can now be viewed in its entirety online.
The Royal College of General Practitioners web site has some useful patient information pages.