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A & E Unit (casualty)CounsellorHospicePatient Group
Addiction HelpDentistHospital - NHSPharmacist
Art TherapistDietitianHospital - PrivatePhysiotherapist
Blood Donor SessionDis. Appliance Cont.Life CoachPlastic Surgeon
Breast ScreeningDoctor - GPMedical EquipmentPsychologist
Care / Nursing HomeDoctor - HospitalMaternity Unit / MidwifePodiatrist
Carer's CentresDoctor - PrivateMinor Injury UnitPsychotherapist
CBT TherapistDrama TherapistMusic TherapistScreening Services
ChiropodistEnvironmental HealthNHS TrustSmoking (stopping)
ChiropractorFamily Planning ClinicNursingSocial Services
Citizen's Advice BureauFertility ClinicOccupational TherapistSpeech Therapist
Comp. PractitionerFirst Aid InstructorOptician / OptometristSTD / GUM Clinic
Continence ClinicFitness CentreOsteopathWalk in Centre
Cosmetic SurgeonHealth / Safety OfficerParenting ServicesWeight Control

Doctor - GP

  • GP practices in England can be found by a search feature on the NHS Choices website.
  • GP practices in Wales are listed on NHS Direct Wales.
  • GP practices in Northern Ireland can be found on the Health & Care in Northern Ireland website.
  • GP practices in Scotland are listed on NHS 24.
  • Tagish Directory Lists Postal Addresses and Contacts for NHS Hospitals, Trusts, Primary Care Centres (GP surgeries) and Health Authorities.
  • www.specialistinfo.com This site includes details of over 34,000 GPs indexed by name, practice name, town and postcode for easy access.
  • Click for Health - a large directory of doctors' surgery and health centre websites.

Doctor - NHS Specialist

  • Specialist Info Details on over 26,000 UK Consultants, including their special interests, specialty, hospitals (with maps), clinic times, and contact details. The site is indexed by name, geographic region, specialty and special interests making it easy to use. The site also includes details of over 34,000 GPs indexed by name, practice name, town and postcode for easy access. (Note: specialists usually only accept patients with a referral, normally from a GP.)
  • Consultant Search a consultant-led site that matches patients to the correct specialist via their diagnosis.
  • myHealthSpecialist.com is a free online resource which helps GPs and patients find specialists recommended by doctors. Created by NHS GPs, it is the largest database of clinical recommendations in the UK and can be used to find NHS and private specialists that have been recommended by doctors.

Doctor - Private Specialist

  • Private Healthcare UK has a 'find a doctor' facility to search the private doctors and specialists databases of some of the leading UK private hospital organisations.
  • Specialist Info Details on over 26,000 UK Consultants, including their special interests, specialty, hospitals (with maps), clinic times, and contact details. The site is indexed by name, geographic region, specialty and special interests making it easy to use. The site also includes details of over 34,000 GPs indexed by name, practice name, town and postcode for easy access. (Note: specialists usually only accept patients with a referral, normally from a GP.)
  • Medical Pages is portal for Private Healthcare specialists in the UK and Ireland.
  • The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons website lists accredited surgeons.
  • Consulting Room includes a UK directory of cosmetic surgery providers.
  • myHealthSpecialist.com is a free online resource which helps GPs and patients find specialists recommended by doctors. Created by NHS GPs, it is the largest database of clinical recommendations in the UK and can be used to find NHS and private specialists that have been recommended by doctors.
  • Clinical Partners provide a wide range of specialist services for private clients and offer confidential services for professionals and businesses.

Hospital - NHS

  • NHS hospitals in England can be found by a search feature on the NHS Choices website.
  • NHS hospitals in Wales are listed on NHS Direct Wales.
  • NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland can be found on the Health & Care in Northern Ireland website.
  • In Scotland are listed on NHS 24.
  • Tagish Directory Lists Postal Addresses and Contacts for NHS Hospitals, Trusts, Primary Care Centres (GP surgeries) and Health Authorities.

Hospital - Private

  • Private Healthcare UK has details or a number of private hospital organisations.
  • CareHealth provides information on private hospitals in the UK and guidance on how to assess them.
  • Hospital Management Trust runs independent hospitals and care homes around the UK. Its objectives are to promote and develop the services of charitable and religious hospitals and care homes.
  • See also our private health page of links

Accident and Emergency Department

  • Search for your nearest A and E department on the NHS Choices website.

NHS Walk-in Centre

  • Search for your nearest NHS Walk-in Centre on the NHS Choices website.

Minor Injuries Unit

  • Search for your nearest minor injuries unit on the NHS Choices website.

Hospice

NHS Trust, Health Authority, PCT, Health Board, etc

  • Contact details for English NHS Trusts are on the NHS Choices website.
  • In Wales are listed on NHS Direct Wales.
  • In Northern Ireland can be found on the Health & Care in Northern Ireland website.
  • Tagish Directory Lists Postal Addresses and Contacts for NHS Hospitals, Trusts, Primary Care Centres (GP surgeries) and Health Authorities.

Dentist

Optician / Optometrist

  • Find an Optometrist / Optician from a searchable database of practices listed on the website of the General Optical Council.
  • Optometrists / Opticians in England can be found by a search feature on the NHS Choices website.
  • Optometrists / Opticians in Wales are listed on NHS Direct Wales.

Pharmacist / Pharmacy

Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Dietitian / Weight Control

Physiotherapist

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website tells how you can use NHS physiotherapy services, and also helps you to find a chartered physiotherapist that offers private services.

Family Planning Clinic

  • The fpa list local clinics.

Counsellor

  • CounsellorsUK Provides links to qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Counselling Psycholgists and Art Therapists
  • Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling Has 700 professionally trained and experienced members who offer counselling and psychotherapy on an individual and group basis. Their website is designed to help you find a therapist and learn more about what is involved in the process.
  • 'Seeking a Therapist' page on website of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • COSCA - Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland is Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy. Their website provides useful information for the general public including how to find a counsellor or psychotherapist.
  • Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or who have sent them copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Righttherapist.com an independent directory of therapists and counsellors in the UK.
  • National Counselling Society supports and promotes counselling and counsellors and has a 'Find a Counsellor' section on their website.

Relationship / Sex Counsellor

Arts Therapist

Psychologist / CBT Therapist / CAT Therapist

Psychotherapist

Addiction / Alcohol Help Centre

Occupational Therapist

  • OTIP - Occupational Therapists in Independent Practice, have an online directory of therapists.

Speech Therapist

Nurse

  • See our Carers page for many links to caring organisations, nursing home directories, and similar agencies.

Continence Nurse / Clinic

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Maternity Unit / Midwife

Fertility Clinic

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic (Genitourinary Medicine Clinic)

Cosmetic Surgeon / Clinic

Stop Smoking Service

Environmental Health Officer

Blood Donor Session

Social Care Services

Fitness Centre / Personal Trainer

  • Find a local keep fit class on the Keep Fit Association's website.
  • The Fitmap has a searchable directory of health clubs, gyms, and personal trainers.
  • Gymuser has a searchable directory of health clubs, gyms, and personal trainers.

Health and Safety Officer

First Aid Instructor

Alternative / Complementary Practitioner

  • See also our Complementary Health page which has an extensive list of links to the regulatory bodies for various complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Therapy Directory lists therapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or who have sent them copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

Chiropractor

Osteopath

Screening Service

  • The UK Screening Portal is the website of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), funded by the Health Departments in each of the UK countries. The UK NSC is responsible for providing advice on screening to each of the four countries.

Care / Residential / Nursing Home / Care Centre

  • Our Carers page of links includes a list of websites aimed at carers and people in need of care who are looking for the right accommodation.

Patient Support Group / Self Help Group

Life Coach

  • Search for your nearest life coach on this website directory of life coaches.

Parenting / Childcare Service

Dispensing Appliance Contractor

  • Search for your nearest Dispensing Appliance Contractor on the NHS Choices website.

Medical Equipment Supplier


Is Your Practitioner Registered / Qualified?

For further details see 'Who regulates health and social care professionals' - a leaflet developed as a joint initiative by the UK's 13 health and social care regulators.