PATIENT INFORMATION - GENERAL RESOURCES

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Below are general patient information resources supported by NHS Highland that you may find useful. Further localised information is listed under the illnesses and conditions section.  

LOCAL HEALTH AND RESOURCES

NHS Highland webpages
http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Pages/welcome.aspx
Local information on health and health resources.

ALISS
https://www.aliss.org/
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.

NHS inform
National Services Directory can be accessed via https://www.nhsinform.scot/
Type the postcode for your area into the purple 'Services Directory' box on the right-hand-side for information about local services in your area.

HEALTH INFORMATION

NHS inform
https://www.nhsinform.scot/
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service.  Its aim is to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.  For health information phone NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88.

NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
Launched in 2007 this is the official website of the National Health Service in England. 'With over 48 million visits per month, we have become the UK's biggest health website accounting for a quarter of all health-related web traffic. We strive to be a world-leading, multi-channel service for everyone engaging with the NHS and social care'.

Patient UK
https://patient.info/
Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

EMC - Patient information leaflets for medicines
http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/
Up to date, approved and regulated prescribing information for licensed medicines – Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

WELFARE AND RIGHTS

Highland Council Welfare Support Team
Tp advise you about all the benefits and other entitlements that are available, undertake benefit checks to ensure you are not missing out on any benefits, provide assistance to help you complete the relevant forms and help you with advice and support if your application for benefit is turned down or you do not receive the amount you were expecting.

Citizen's Advice Bureaux/Citizen's Advice Scotland
https://www.cas.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-bureaux
Citizens Advice Bureaux are local, independent charities that provide free and confidential advice and information whoever you are and whatever your problem.

The Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS)
https://www.cas.org.uk/pass
Free, confidential, and independent advice and support for patients of the NHS in Scotland.  This is an independent service which provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families about NHS healthcare.  PASS is delivered by Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland.

Mygov.scot
https://www.mygov.scot/local-benefits-advice/
Getting local benefits and advice.

Age Scotland - Love later life
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/money-matters/claiming-benefits/
Information and advice to help you claim all the benefits you are entitled to.

ADVOCACY
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Advocacy Highland

Highland Carers Advocacy

Hichland Senior Citizens Netwok

People First
Advocacy for prople with learning disabilities

Highland Users group
Advocacy service for prople with mental problems

 

 

 

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 March 2018

Next review: 31 March 2021

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