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Health information for the public

Health information for the public



Presentation by David Brunt,NHS Derbyshire County, on sources of information on the Internet of value to patients and the public

Presentation by David Brunt,NHS Derbyshire County, on sources of information on the Internet of value to patients and the public



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    Health information for the public Health information for the public Presentation Transcript

    • Health information for the public David Brunt Knowledge Systems Manager NHS Derbyshire County [email_address]
    • What are we looking at?
      • Sources of good quality information
      • Information aimed at patients and the general public
      • Some sources of clinical information
      • Supporting information – statistics, health needs
    • NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
      • To find a local GP, dentist, hospital, pharmacist, optician
      • A-Z health conditions
      • About the NHS
      • See what the doctor sees (Map of Medicine)
      • Information for carers
    • Patient info www.patient.co.uk
      • Search the ‘information leaflets’ section. Useful summaries and support group details. Information in other languages
    • Dr Foster http://www.drfoster.co.uk/public.asp
      • This website enables the general public to search nationally and locally for performance information on a:
      • Hospital
      • Consultant
      • Birth unit
      • Complementary practitioner
      • Breast cancer clinic
      • Infertility clinic
    • Local health services
      • NHS Sheffield homepage: http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/
      • NHS Derbyshire: http://www.derbyshirecounty.nhs.uk/services_we_buy
    • Locality information
      • Locality health profiles, health atlases, public health reports, local statistics
      • Sheffield Health Data & Reports: http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/healthdata/
      • Derbyshire Health Observatory: http://observatory.derbyshire.gov.uk/IAS
      • Locality profiles across England - APHO:
      • http://www.apho.org.uk/default.aspx?RID=49802
    • Neighbourhood statistics http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination /
      • Detailed statistics within specific geographic areas, for example in neighbourhood regeneration .
      • Allows comparisons with other localities and regionally
    • Clinical information H ierarchies of evidence
    • NHS Evidence Health Information Resources http://www.library.nhs.uk/?nologin=true
      • (formerly National Library for Health)
      • NHS collection of good quality medical evidence (NHS Athens account is required for some full text resources)
    • TRIP http://www.tripdatabase.com/
      • “ Turning Research Into Practice”
      • Guidelines, systematic reviews, controlled trials, articles from selected journals, patient leaflets and medical images
    • Map of Medicine http://healthguides.mapofmedicine.com/choices/map/index.html
      • Shows care pathways – the patient’s journey through the system
      • Links to the evidence at each stage
    • Health statistics online
      • National statistics online
      • http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
      • The NHS Information Centre
      • http://www.ic.nhs.uk/
      • Additional statistics on the work of health and social care services
    • Charities and support organisations
      • Too numerous to list but, for example:
      • British Heart Foundation
      • http://www.bhf.org.uk/
      • Mental health/MIND
      • http://www.mind.org.uk/
      • RNIB
      • http://www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
      • Sheffield Help Yourself: http://www.sheffieldhelpyourself.org.uk
    • Website accreditation
      • Health on the Net Foundation: http://www.hon.ch/pat.html
      • the HON code (accreditation of health websites); search facility for accredited websites; accredited websites by selected topics: http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/
      • The Information Standard (Department of Health): http://www.theinformationstandard.org/
    • To try?
      • Patient information: NHS Choices or Patient.co.uk
      • Clinical information: TRIP or Map of Medicine
      • Locality information: NHS Sheffield and Derbyshire Observatory, Neighbourhood Statistics