Self Help guide National Health Service
Some of the most popular health encyclopaedia topics have been translated other languages. You can access these topics by clicking on the image in the bottom left hand corner of every page on the website.
The common health questions provide useful information, based on the questions often asked by the public when they use NHS Direct call centres, the online enquiry service and online feedback forms.
Try our self-help guide to find out whether your symptoms can be managed at home, if you need advice from an NHS Direct nurse, or whether you need to call for an ambulance.
Mind and body magazine will fill you in on all the latest health news and keep you informed about health-related issues that affect you and your family.
Our online services allow you to send a health enquiry to our team of health professionals, and find a local health service using your postcode.
Use the search box in the top left hand corner of every page to type in a keyword and search the whole website for the information you want.
Our glossary can help you understand complicated words as you read through our health information. Each word that that is highlighted in blue has a glossary definition - read the definition by clicking on the word with your cursor.