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National Health Service (NHS)

Patient and Consumer Organisations

Health Professional Bodies

Reporting Side-effects of Medicines

National Health Service

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

NHS Direct Online
NHS Direct contains a list of information on health, including features, healthy living, healthcare guide, conditions and treatments and frequently asked questions.

Health in Wales and NHS Direct Wales
The official websites of NHS Wales. NHS DIrect Wales: 0845 4647

NHS Scotland and NHS 24
The officlal websites of NHS Scotland. NHS 24: 08454 242424

Patient and Consumer Organisations

Ask Your Pharmacist
When you want advice about medicines or help to treat minor ailments, simply ask your pharmacist - you'll be taking good advice!

Skin Care Campaign
The Skin Care Campaign (SCC) is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of all people with skin diseases in the UK. Established in 1992, it is a subsidiary of the National Eczema Society, a registered charity.

Best Health is run by the BMJ Group and provides reliable, easy-to-understand information, to help patients make the best decisions about their healthcare.

Best Health sets out treatment options, and rates them according to their benefits and side effects. The information comes from high-quality research, from the same sources doctors rely on.

Men's Health Forum
The Men's Health Forum is an independent body that works to improve the health of men and men's health services. is a web based self-help group and forum, providing information and support for people who are trying to overcome an addiction to codeine-based painkillers. It is operated by a group of people who have or in the past have had, a problem with addiction to these type of medicines.

Health Professional Bodies

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional leadership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales. Members can call on a wide range of expertise and support from the Society's staff to help in their professional life.

National Pharmaceutical Association
The National Pharmaceutical Association is the national body of Britain’s community pharmacies. It was formed in 1921 to champion the interests of pharmacy owners and promote, improve and protect an essential service to the public.

British Medical Association (BMA)
The BMA is a membership organisation that represents and lobbies on behalf of doctors.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

Reporting Side-effects of Medicines

Yellow Card scheme
Allows members of the public to report suspected side-effects of medicines. The scheme is vital in helping the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) monitor the safety of the medicines that are on the market.

Health Campaigns
Health Campaigns
Health Campaigns
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