Medical Websites

Health Professional Sites

Patient information sites

Patients’ Experiences of Illness

DIPEx was established in 2001 by GP Dr Ann McPherson CBE and Dr Andrew Herxheimer after their own experiences of illness. Ann had been diagnosed with breast cancer and although she knew all the medical information, couldn’t find anyone else to talk to about the personal and emotional side of having the disease. This, and Herxheimer’s experience of knee replacement surgery, prompted them to come up with the idea of a patient experience website.  DIPEx later become know as HealthTalk.   How about sharing this with your patients so that they can see what other people have gone through which may answer many of their unanswered questions.




If there are any others you would like to add to this list, please let me know

Medical websites

Below is a large collection of useful links. Although we have not been able to verify their contents, they will hopefully provide a useful source of information to get you started. Therefore, Ashcroft Surgery is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.


Local & regional healthcare service providers

General Information

Alcohol Problems

Anger Management

Arthritis & Joint Problems


Cancer information Services

Childrens Problems

Complementary medicine




Ear problems

Elderly care


Heart Problems


ME and post viral syndrome


Mental Health

Mens Health


Multiple Sclerosis

New mums and Babies

Nursing sites



Patient information

Respiratory Disease

Rheumatology & Orthopaedics

Sexual health and Family planning

Skin disorders


Stomach and bowel problems



Womens Health

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