Useful Information

The following are links to websites that provide useful information about either NHS, voluntary and local social services, or about medical conditions.

National Health Services Sites

The new phone number to ring for medical advice when it’s not a 999 emergency

This is the official website for the National Health Service.

A source of information about all local NHS services and a gateway to all of their websites.

NHS Bristol
A guide to all of Bristol’s primary care services from GP surgeries, dentists and pharmacists to walk-in centres.

North Bristol NHS Trust
This site gives you the latest news and information about North Bristol Trust which runs Southmead and Cossham hospitals.

United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust
This is the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust site. It contains information about the Bristol Royal Infirmary, the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Eye Hospital, University of Bristol Dental Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and Bristol Homeopathic Hospital.

Information about Medical Conditions

The internet has thousands of websites which offer advice about all aspects of health and illness but unfortunately not all of it is reliable and some is utter nonsense. The sites listed below offer sensible, evidence-based advice and further links to other, more detailed websites.

BBC Health
This site provides health news, information about a wide range of medical conditions and links to related BBC radio and TV programmes,

NHS Choices
Contains A-Z guides of medical conditions and medications.
A useful resource with information and factsheets about all medical conditions and illnesses.

Bristol City Council Social Services

Children’s Services
Advice about services to protect and support children’s health and welfare.

Disabled Parking
You can download a Blue Badge application form here

Home Care
Information and advice about all aspects of home care for adults.

Advice about council housing, sheltered accommodation and help with homelessness issues.

South Gloucestershire Council

The links below are for the same services above that are offered to our patients who live in South Gloucestershire.

Children’s Services

Disabled Parking

Home Care


Voluntary Organisations

Bristol Debt Advice Centre
Free, independent advice to help deal with debt.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Free, confidential advice about legal and financial problems and welfare benefits.