this is an NHS website which has lots of trustworthy information about different conditions and treatments as well as information about NHS services, costs and rights, and how to live well. There is an interesting section called ‘Behind the headlines’ which looks behind stories in the press and explains the evidence behind the claims. Click here to access NHS Choices.
NHS Direct Online
this is an NHS website which is designed to help individuals check their symptoms and get help and advice on the actions to take. Click here to access NHS Direct Online
this is an NHS website which provides up-to-date information on the evidence on which to base patient care. The site is designed primarily for healthcare professionals but has open access for others, including patients, to use. Click here to access NHS Evidence
NHS National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is responsible for providing independent advice on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. The patient and public part of the NICE website contains guidance on the evidence for different treatments for arthritis as well as explaining how patients are involved in the development of the guidance and how NICE works more generally. Click here to access guidance.