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A new online service comparison tool to help people find and compare Cancer treatment services. By using the ‘Find Your Treatment’ search tool you can search for information on NHS cancer services by postcode, hospital or cancer type. For each service you can access detailed reports that explain the quality of the service provided by the hospital or cancer service.
Vasculitis UK web site
Accurate and up to date information about everything to do with vasculitis.Vasculitis UK is run by people with vasculitis for people with vasculitis and for their families and carers.
This resource has been compiled from a comprehensive and up to date range of resources to support Hospitals in meeting the Dementia Action Alliance 'A Right Care Call to Action' to create Dementia Friendly Hospitals. It has been aligned with the National CQUIN for Dementia to help Hospitals in working towards this and the NHS change model.
The Neighbourhood Works
Instead of identifying the deficiencies of a community Forever Manchester uses the asset-based community development approach, which identifies the strengths and skills that are already present in neighbourhoods.
HEART UK Cholesterol Charity
Is for anyone affected by raised cholesterol. They bring people together, provide information, support, education and campaign for improved identification & standards of care.
Digital Services Cornwall CIC (DiSC)
A not-for-profit social enterprise with the aim to exploit technology to improve the quality of people’s lives through helping them to help themselves
The Kings Fund will answer questions on a range of topics; provide a list of references, find a figure or statistic, check a book reference or point you in the direction of other useful resources. In addition they offer an in-depth literature search service, for further details:
The Nuffield Trust
Independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK. Web site with health research, analysis, and information
The National Careline
is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families. Their web site portal is free to use at: http://www.thenationalcareline.org/
One Stop Shop for Care Coordination
Yecco is a free social media platform along with products, services and information,theat offers a one-stop-shop that helps co ordinate the support and care of elderly or vulnerable people in our community.
developed by a partnership of the Department of
Health, NHS Commissioning Board
Authority, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, and with
the District Nurse leaders and practitioners. Its
intention was to set out the foundations of
district nursing services. Yet with much of this
strategy 'value and practice based' there was
no mention of tackling the continuing decline in
So while there would be little argument with
the broad values and vision expressed in the
document , the McKinnsey Report still seemed to
hold sway, particularly in regard to shifting care into 'more costs effective settings' and 'increasing the productivity of District Nurses'.
So the lack of commitment to increasing staffing is no surprise as DN staff numbers continued to decline during 2012. New routine Nurse level Hospital and Community Services Staffing Figures show District Nursing numbers continuing to decline.
UK charity to focussing solely on Paget’s disease of bone. It acts as a resource for those with the condition, the public and health professionals, offering information and support when necessary.
Better Health Web Site
Race Equality Foundation’s Better Health website has free briefings&resources to help staff promote race equality in their work
Anxiety Social Net is a free to join web based meeting place for persons afflicted with anxiety disorders, as well as those who have managed to overcome them. If you have a family member grappling anxiety disorders, you are encouraged to join too. http://www.anxietysocialnet.com
UK Stroke Contacts Map
This map provides a directory of stroke contacts across the UK. Stroke survivors and relatives and carers may find this a helpful, enabling you to make contact with your local stroke team at any time after a stroke to gain referral back into services, where appropriate, or access support or advice http://www.stroke.org.uk/
Combined Homeless and Information Network (CHAIN)
CHAIN is a database for people who work with rough sleepers and the street population in London. Gives a good picture of how many rough sleepers on London streets http://www.broadwaylondon.org/CHAIN
The Counselling Directory
Free to use nationwide database of counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
A detailed library of fact-sheets featuring information about how counselling