Patient UK has information leaflets on a wide range of child health topics and an extensive directory of patient support and self help groups. In addition, our extensive health directory lists many other sites which provide information and support on specific illnesses and issues. Below are links to large or general sites that cover many child health related topics.
The BPSU coordinates the surveillance of uncommon and rare childhood disorders and writes reports on them.
Patient information from the BSPED.
Information from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
UK-wide charity that provides advice, information and support to parents of all disabled children - no matter what their health condition. They enable parents to get in contact with other families through a family linking service, both on a local and national basis.
Developed by Playfield Institute (NHS Fife) in partnership with Barnardo's and the University of Dundee, this website aims to help make a difference to children and young people's lives. It gives practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.
The HealthyBooks website is a collected list of books written for children, which deal with emotional, behavioural and health issues. The books listed on the site may be of interest to anyone working with children, particularly children with physical or emotional problems.
By introducing healthy habits right from birth, you can give your baby the building blocks for a healthier and happier future. Information from the Department of Health.
Aimed at parents patients and doctors who wish to find out more information about conditions this site is a portal of links to various health websites. It is maintained by an NHS paediatrician on behalf of the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.