This webpage contains some information that may be useful to
members of the public, patients and their carers, family or
Below is a short list of NHS information websites national
and below that is a list of some local and national support
NHS 111 - Get
help for your symptoms online.
NHS Better Health - Free tools and
support to help you move to a healthier lifestyle.
NHS Better Health - Mental Health -
Find information and support for your mental
Health - Lose Weight - If you're overweight, losing weight can
have many help benefits and small changes can make a big
NHS Services - Find services and make
Health A-Z - Your complete guide to conditions,
symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get
Medicines A-Z - Find out how your medicine works,
how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your
NHS What to ask
your doctor - Advice on how to get the most from your
Women's Health - Information and support on health,
wellbeing, conditions and screening.
Balance - Menopause Library
Citizen's Advice Bureau
Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
Cruse Bereavement Care
& Co Durham Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling
Darlington B C - Health & Social Care
Durham County Carers
Durham County Council - Adult & Health Services
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Is a selection of books and digital support
Health Education England (HEE) and the Reading Agency have
worked together in partnership to bring together a collection
of resources to support users of health and prison libraries
to understand and manage their health.
The collection of 10 books and 30 digital resources
are on a theme of better health and living well and were selected
by healthcare, health information and knowledge specialists working
in the NHS, prisons, public health and Higher Education. The
resources are accessible, inclusive and reflect the diversity of
The books are available at both CDDFT libraries. Please check
our Library Catalogue for details.
Staff are able to access the online collection through any
computer or mobile device.
Reading Well Books on Prescription help individuals understand
and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The
books are endorsed by health professionals, as well as by people
living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers.
The scheme is also supported by public libraries.
Reading Well has published several Reading Lists, covering Long
Term Conditions, Dementia and Mental Health (Please see the links
under Related Publications). The Trust Library Service
has purchased many of these books, however if we don't have a
book in stock at your local CDDFT Staff Library, please don't
hesitate to request it and we can try and get it from
To search for the Reading Well books please visit our Library Catalogue .
If you need further information from the Library Team, please
click on the Our Libraries link on the right of
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excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham