The national charity for the hospice movement.
The UK voice for children and young people who are not expected to live to reach adulthood, and for their families.
CHAS is a Scottish charity committed to the provision of children's hospice services in Scotland, working exclusively with children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
The NEoLCP exists to support the Department of Health's End of Life Care Strategy.
Information from the Department of Health.
The NCPC is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Dying Matters Coalition was set up by the NCPC to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement.
The national umbrella and representative body for palliative care in Scotland. It is an independent body with charitable status set up in 1991 to promote the extension and improvement of palliative care services throughout Scotland.
Offers reference lists for both patients, carers and health professionals on palliative care and bereavement issues, in particular.
A registered Charity dedicated to the care of the terminally ill, companionship of the dying, and support and counsel for the bereaved.
Information from emc Medicine Guides.
Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.
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.
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