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There are many internet sites that are very useful sources of medical information for both patients and professionals. It would be useful if ganfyd users could list resources that they find useful here. The internet is dynamic and we have noted over the years that it is impossible to keep up, but at least a wiki allows updates by registered users. As history can be instructive we have noted wiki type medical projects that have failed at failed medical wikis.

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Internet resources primarily for medical professionals

General medical information websites

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From 1st April 2013 essentially all UK NHS sponsored databases come under NICE via its NHS evidence resources

Evidence-based Resources

Health protection websites

Other medical and related Wikis

e-mail discussion lists

  • GP-UK The academic ("for certain values of "academic"") discussion list run through the JISCmail server is a long-standing discussion list with a community about it, predominantly focussing on general practice.
  • Vaccimmuk exists "primarily to provide a forum for UK vaccination and immunisation coordinators and practitioners to discuss issues relating to vaccination and immunisation policy and practice in the UK. The group is a closed group, primarily for professionals involved in immunisation in the UK, whether at the level of research, policy development, or immunising patients. It also welcomes professionals in other countries who wish to learn from our experience, and/or to share their experience with us. Members must be willing to state clearly who they are."
  • CCDC-UK "is a closed group, primarily for Consultants in Communicable Disease Control, and others who have a similar interest in communicable disease control in the UK. It also welcomes professionals with a similar role in other countries who wish to learn from our experience, and/or to share their experience with us. Members must be willing to state clearly who they are."

Internet resources primarily for medical patients

Many patients will be interested in and able to use many of the websites above.

There are also websites that have been established for patients to share their experience of medical care, and/or to obtain information, or information leaflets, about their condition. There are so many of these that only a limited sample can be mentioned here.

Sites for patients to obtain information

Sites for sharing patient experiences

Other resources that may be of interest to doctors

  • DoNotLink this website provides a way to link to sites that you may want to bring to people's attention, but which you do not wish to promote in the process.
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