Useful Links

A selection of useful links for patients.

Information on the NHS Scotland Bowel Screening programme for patients aged 50-74

Patient UK

Useful medical knowledge site designed for patients

NHS 24

Nhs24 website for any urgent medical problems out of hours

NHS Direct

Information and advice from NHS Direct

Asthma UK

Information for asthma sufferers.

British Heart Foundation

Information on heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Coeliac UK

The charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.

The National Eczema Society

Information and advice for eczma sufferers.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action aims to improve the quality of life and promote the interests of people living with epilepsy.

Thyroid UK

A non-profit organisation campaigning for, and providing information and support to those with Thyroid or related disease.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The MS Society is the UK’s largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – about 85,000 people in the UK.

British Menopause Society

The BMS is a registered charity dedicated to: Increasing awareness of post-menopausal healthcare issues; promoting optimal management through conferences, roadshow and publications.

Edinburgh Parkinsons

The Edinburgh Branch of the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK.

Prostate UK 

Information on prostate disease.

The Stroke Association

Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

NACC – National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

The National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC) brings together people of all ages who have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, their families and the health professionals involved in their care.

RNIB – Royal National Institute of the Blind

Helping you live with sight loss

AVP Britian

The Alternatives to Violence Project organises workshops which empower people to lead nonviolent lives, based on respecting and caring for ourselves and others.