Information for patients and public health :: Royal Papworth Hospital

There’s a lot to think about when searching for health information on the internet, which can be difficult, especially during times of stress.

You need to make sure that the information you find is reliable and up-to-date, which can be difficult to find. This guide from The Patients Association gives good advice on what to look for when looking for health information online to help you check that what you find is reliable:

https://www.patients-association.org.uk/finding-trustworthy-information-online

This short course by Learn My Way is a great way to improve your knowledge of how the internet can benefit your health. Access is free and covers GP services and the NHS website:

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https://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/improving-your-health-online/

The BBC has a health news webpage and is a good source of up-to-date health information and health-related news.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health

To help you find good health information, the Royal Papworth Library has put together a collection of web links on a range of health and other relevant topics. There is also a link to information on a number of health apps you might be interested in downloading to your smartphone or tablet.

Click on the drop-down menu bars below to find online resources on topics that interest you.

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