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Patient Information

Good quality patient information is very important. Here are some resources clinicians and patients may find useful:

NHS Choices – provides information about healthy living and getting the best out of the NHS.

Behind the Headlines – your guide to the science that makes the news.

Patient.co.uk – health information used by GPs and nurses for supporting patients and carers.

Health Talk – contains interviews with young people and other people’s experiences of illness and support information.

Self Management UK -self-management courses to support patients manage long-term health problems.

Patients’ Tales – useful information of people who have written about their own illnesses to give an insight.

Testing Treatments – promoting critical thinking about treatment claims.

Understanding Health Research – a tool for making sense of health studies.

There are many more sources of high quality patient information available – just search NHS Evidence Search, and filter by “patient information”.

Patient information at Basildon

BTUH Patient Information leaflets

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Patient information at Colchester

CHUFT Patient Information leaflets

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Patient information at Harlow

Patient Experience Team

Other useful links

North East Essex Clinical Commisioning Group. They are responsible for commissioning most health services for the people of north east Essex, including hospital care, community health services, mental health services, learning disability services and urgent and emergency care, excluding primary care.

HealthWatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. They gather and represent your views about health and care services in the county to help improve them.