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These are links are provided as an extra service to our customers. Please note, we are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites.

Action on Smoking and Health - Action on Smoking and Health ASH is a campaigning public health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

Age Concern - Age Concern supports all people over 50 in the UK. Your local Age Concern contact is Stan. His office is situated on Level 3 at the Galleries Health Centre. He is available Monday to Friday 9.00am till 1.00pm or can be contacted on 0191-4168608. Home visits are no problem.

Advice Guide - The Adviceguide website is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights - including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.

Asthma UK - Asthma UK given information and advice on asthma.

Attack Asthma - Asthma UK given information and advice on asthma.

BBC Asthma - BBC Asthma gives information and advice on asthma.

BBC Women's Health - BBC Women's Health gives information and advice on the most common health issues affecting women today.

Blood Pressure Association - The Blood Pressure Association gives information on blood pressure and practical advice on how to reduce blood pressure by making simple but effective lifestyle changes.

British Heart Foundation - The British Heart Foundation gives information about Heart Disease, symptoms and treatment options.

British Lung Foundation - The British Lung Foundation gives information about COPD.

Cervical Screening NHS NHS Cervical Screening will answer all your questions and concerns around the Smear Test.

Choose and Book - Choose and Book NHS will help you understand this new service and will give information to help you make your Choose and Book appointment by telephone or online.

Dealing with Death - Sunderland City Council gives useful information and advice on what to do before and after a death.

Department of Health Department of Health gives you up to date general information on travel world wide.

Diabetes UK - Diabetes UK gives information and support for people with Diabetes.

Directgov - Directgov is the place to turn to for the latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government. Book a driving test, find a job, get advice about childcare, renew your passport and lots more.

Disability Rights Commission - Here you can find out about the Disability Rights Commission and their goal of working towards "a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens."

Dr Ann - Dr Ann's Virtual Surgery gives information for teenages. - gives information and support for patients with epilepsy.

Fit for Travel - Fit for Travel gives you travel health information and vaccination requirements.

Fresh - Fresh Smoke Free North East counts down to the new law that state that at 6.00am on Sunday 1 July, virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England will become smokefree by law.

Getting Married - Sunderland City Council gives useful information and advice on getting married.

Go Smoke Free - Go Smoke Free is a resource for all the advice, information and support you need to stop and stay stopped.

Having a Baby - Having a baby gives useful information and advice on what to do before and after having a baby. It also outlines the formalities of registering a birth.

Health and Safety Executive - The Health and Safety Executive gives information on occupational asthma.

Healthy Living - Follow this link to find out more about healthy eating.

Health Start - With Healthy Start, people on certain benefits can get free vouchers every week which you swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula

Immunisation NHS - Immunisation NHS gives you the latest news and schedules on childhood vaccination.

Lab Tests Online UK - Lab Tests Online UK is designed to help you, the patient, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

Macmillan Cancer Relief - Provides specialist health care and information, to give practical and emotional support to people living with cancer.

Menopause Matters - Menopause Matters gives information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.

Mens Health Forum - Mens Health Forum gives information on most health issues which affect men.

National Blood Service - The National Blood Service gives you information on how to give blood, where to give blood and why it is so important. Do something amazing today.

National Osteoporosis Society - The National Osteoporosis Society gives information and advice on Osteoporosis.

Netdoctor you_leave. - Netdoctor gives information about holiday vaccinations and advice on keeping fit and healthy while travelling.

NHS Bowel Cancer Screening - NHS Bowel Cancer Screening given information on the new screening program due to commence in April 2006.

NHS Breast Screening - NHS Breast Screening given information on breast screening and information on breast awareness.

NHS Cervical Screening - NHS Cervical Screening given information on cervical screening.

NHS Direct - NHS Direct operates a 24-hour nurse advice and health information service, providing confidential information on:

  • What to do if you or your family are feeling ill;
  • Particular health conditions;
  • Local healthcare services, such as doctors, dentists or late night opening pharmacies;
  • Self help and support organisations.

NHS Direct - COPD - NHS Direct give information and advice on COPD.

NHS Gateway - A Portal with links to NHS websites and online information.

NHS Prostate Screening - Gives information on prostate screening.

Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)

Email - Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) are available at all NHS Trusts. They provide information about services, listen to your comments, compliments or concerns and aim to help with any problems that you may have.

Patient UK - Patient UK gives you information on the ECG Test.

Stop Smoking in Sunderland - Stop Smoking in Sunderland is a service that offers accessible friendly and practical information, support and advice if you want to stop smoking and would like help.

The National Society for Epilepsy - The National Society for Epilepsy supplies information and support to professionals and people affected by epilepsy.

UK Passport Service -The UK Passport Service is a secure site designed to help customers correctly complete a passport application form online.

UK Transplant - UK Transplant gives information and advice on becoming an organ donor.

Women's Health - Women's Health Specialist Library given indepth information on many female health problems.


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