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Here is a range of reliable and informative sites to help you to find health information, services or support. Always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.
Dudley Libraries stock many books on health and medical conditions and you may search our online catalogue to find them.

We also run the books on Prescription scheme in partnership with Dudley Primary Care Trust.

  • NHS Choices
    This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section hundreds of health conditions and medicines are explained.  In the Health Services near you section you can search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services.  You can also browse health-related news stories and advice on healthy living.

  • PatientUK
    Patient.co.uk is the UK’s leading independent health site. The site contains over 4000 health information leaflets, a wellbeing centre, a free health check, and thousands of discussion forums.

  • Need to Know: regular informative drop-in sessions at Libraries.

  • Dudley Community Information Directory
    The Dudley Community Information Directory contains details of the main health services available in the Dudley area including doctors and dentists.  It also gives details of other organisations that can provide information and support on specific health problems and disabilities.  The directory also holds information on local sport and exercise groups, care providers and services and much more.

  • Dudley Carers Alliance
    Dudley Carers Alliance are here to help and support the 38,000 carers in Dudley borough with information, signposting and practical assistance.

  • Netdoctor
    With contents written and updated by over 250 of the UK's and Europe's leading doctors and health professionals Netdoctor is a source for advice on diseases, conditions, examinations and treatments.  You can also find the latest health news, answers to health questions, symptom checkers and a database of over 250 UK support groups.

  • Babycentre
    BabyCentre is the most complete online resource for new and expectant parents. The website is packed with reference information, links to other online destinations, helpful hints and checklists, and ways to connect with other parents and parents-to-be.

  • Carers UK
    Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend.  Their website provides information, advice and support for carers.  You can also connect with other carers via the online forum.

  • Disabled Living Foundation
    The ‘Your health’ section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

  • Age UK Health and Wellbeing
    Age UK’s Health and well being pages contain information about accessing health services, staying fit, healthy eating, common illnesses that affect older people and more.

  • Living life to the full
    You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health or sign up for a free 8-part course.

  • Dudley Group NHS Trust
    Find services, support groups and patient publications. Also lists 10 top tips for good health and wellbeing.


  • Let's Get
    Use this local website to get information and advice on healthier living, physical activity and nutrition. There are also details about the wide range of activities that are on offer in Dudley borough.

  • Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust
    Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provide a wide range of integrated mental health services to children, adults and older people across the communities of Dudley and Walsall. Use this website to find out what services are provided and understand common mental health conditions and treatments.  There are also useful website links relating to mental health, medication, support groups and charities.

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