UK sources of information and / or support
Many of the patient self help and support groups provide resources, funds, information and opportunities for medical research. Many universities also conduct medical research. The following are some other major organisations that are involved in medical research. For information about published research and evidence based medicine see the Patient UK Medical Information Resources page.
UK government group which aims to improve health by promoting research into allareas of medical and related science.
Have the broadest research programme of any medical charity that relies on voluntary support. They select the best research projects in areas where we are most likely to find cures and treatments. Their work is driven by medical need, and is independent of political or commercial influence.
A membership organisation of the leading UK charities that fund medical and health research.
The world's largest medical research charity funding research into human andanimal health.
Helping beat cancer through research.
Cancer Research UK supports over 500 research group leaders throughout the UK.
Exists to investigate the causes of cancer and develop new strategies for its prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.