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Health information and support


We want to help you take control of your health and wellbeing. Please find high quality, trusted and accessible health information:

Health A to Z
Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

Medicines A to Z
Find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Healthy living
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

Mental Health
Find information and support for your mental health.

Health Watch
Your health and social care champion.

Veteran support
Information and useful services for veterans and their families seeking advice and support. 

Pain killers don’t exist
Information on the prolonged use of prescription pain medication

Check the signs and symptoms. It’s important to be aware of any unexplained symptoms, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your pee, or a change to your usual bowel habits.

Working, jobs and pensions
Includes information on working rights regarding taking holidays, statutory sick pay, support finding a job and redundancy.

NHS 111 online
For urgent medical help or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.

Are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. Find out how your pharmacy can help you.

Find a local pharmacy
Including its opening hours. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Vaccinations and immunisation
This guide can help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they’re safe and important. 

Travel vaccinations
If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Travel advice
Get advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Public health screening advice and guidance
Screening is a way of finding out if people have a higher chance of having a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions. This page gives an overview of screening, with links to the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England.