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Useful web links recommended by the NHS


Association of Young People with ME Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, including around 21,000 children and young people.


Age UK Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.


Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) Helping parents and professionals through antenatal screening ARC is the only national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences


Arthritis Research UK Arthritis describes a range of different conditions, including osteoarthritis and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect bones, muscles and joints all over the body, causing pain and fatigue, and impacting hugely on day-to-day life. Whilst there is no cure at the moment, there are many different treatments, therapies and exercises that can help people with arthritis lead fuller lives.


The National Autism Society Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.

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Department of Health – National Health Policies, guidance and campaigns

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Derbyshire Adult Care Services – Can give you information and advice

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FAST – By diagnosing the possibility of stroke before reaching hospital, it is possible for appropriate referral to a stroke unit to be made as quickly as possible.

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Health Care Commission – The Commission is the independent regulator of the NHS in England and it publishes a range of information on the quality of services provided by the NHS, including annual performance ratings for all NHS trust.

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Live life Better Derbyshire
consists of 4 elements: The Well-being Service (previously The Health Trainer Service) – helping with self esteem and confidence with access to help and support to improve overall well-being; Weight Management Service (previously tier 3 and Waistwise); Stop Smoking Service and access to health referral physical activity. This service is offered at all of our sites.

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Med Info – Medical Information, this website provides free and easy to understand information and advice. The advice has been written by a British General Practitioner, however this is general advice and does not take into account your own individual circumstances.

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National Association for Patient Participation – promotes and supports Patient Participation in Primary Care. Groups are an effective way for patients and GP surgeries to work together to improve services and to promote health and improved quality of care. PPGs are making a real difference across the UK. Join N.A.P.P. and benefit from support to your practice and PPG.

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NHS England – Health information for England only, including how to find local services in your area.

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North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group – GPs in North Derbyshire have been working together to build the strong foundations required to take on new commissioning responsibilities as part of the NHS reforms, and with patients being at the heart of decision making with ‘no decision about me without me’.

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Patient UK – The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease.

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Tinnitus Support – Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group – the group meets quarterly. Meeting venues are accessible to people with a disability and the group has a portable loop system for hearing aid users.