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Conditions and treatments

About my health - information portal
Gateway to reliable sources of support and information on conditions and treatments, living with your condition, and how to get in touch with support groups in your local area.

Best Health
This site is for patients, doctors and other health care professionals. It tells you which treatments really work and which don't work, based on the best and most up-to-date medical research.

British Dental Health Foundation
The British Dental Health Foundation is a UK-based independent oral health charity which works to bring about improved standards of oral health care.

Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS)
LTCAS works with voluntary organisations across Scotland to reach out to over 2 million people living with long term conditions, their families and unpaid carers. Its overall aim is to help these voices be heard.

The Knowledge Network
The NHS Scotland Knowledge Network aims to empower healthcare professionals and benefit patient care by providing high quality knowledge support throughout the patient journey.

NHS 24
Health and self-care advice for everyone in Scotland.

NHS inform
Quality health information service for everyone in Scotland.

Patient UK
Aims to be a reliable and comprehensive source of health and disease information, mainly aimed at the UK general public, but of interest to all.

Your rights

CAS Advice Guide
The online Citizens Advice Bureau service that provides independent advice on your rights.

Exemption entitlements for patients
This leaflet gives guidance on exemption entitlements for patients, covering dental treatment, eye examinations and prescription charges.

Emergency care summary leaflet
Leaflet about changes in the way the NHS stores health record information.

How to complain about a doctor
A booklet for patients in Scotland, published by the General Medical Council (GMC), explaining what to do if you are unhappy with your doctor's medical practice.

Mental Health Law - guidance
Scottish Executive site which gives guidance for professionals, service users and carers about the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Minor Ailment Service leaflet
Information about the new Minor Ailment Service at community pharmacies for people who don’t pay prescription charges.

Patient Opinion
On this website patients and carers can give feedback about their health care anonymously, and health service providers are able to respond. Patient Opinion is a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Healthy living

Take life on, one step at a time
This Scottish Government website promotes healthy living. It is designed to help you attain a healthier diet and a more active lifestyle by providing resources, advice and support on healthy eating and physical activity.

Translated information

Health in my language
This website lets you find information about health and health related services in Scotland which has been translated into different languages. 

How to use the NHS in Scotland
This website provides clear, accurate information in 17 languages about how to use the health service in Scotland.

Page last edited: 10 May 2013