Useful Contacts and Links

Surgery Line01420 477968
The Chase Hospital01420 488801
District Nurses01256 483847
Health Visitors03003 034304
Adult  Services01420 544255
North Hampshire Hospital01256 473202
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth02392 286000
Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford01483 571122
Boots Pharmacy, Bordon01420 475144
Chase Pharmacy, Bordon01420 877714
Minor Injuries Service
(Alton Health Centre)
01420 846760
Minor Injuries Service
(Chawton Park Surgery)
Minor Injuries Petersfield   
01420 542542 / 01730 263221
Out of Hours111
Dental helpline         0845 050 8345
Carers Line0808 808 7777
Cruse Bereavement Line0844 4779400
(Info & advice for Young people)
080 800 13219
Drugs & Alcohol Advisory Service01256 843203
Sexual Health Services   0300 300 2016
Parentplus0808 800 2222
The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Useful Links

Where do I go for clinical or disease information? 
NHS advice for parents and carers of those from birth to 18

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient information Leaflets amongst other things.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service

Hampshire Library 
From free courses and live music to equipment hire and special access services – find out what your local library can do for you.

Information on Healthier Living

BBC – Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & don’ts of living healthily.

Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men’s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women’s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’

Charity Websites

Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup
Europe’s leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.

Cardiac Rehab,Alton
Cardiac Rehab is a Charity dedicated to helping improve Heart Health, Fitness and Wellbeing of individuals with, or at risk of developing, Heart Disease.

Kidney Care Uk 
A leading kidney patient support charity providing advice, support and financial assistance to thousands every year.

Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information

  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
  2. Double check the information by looking for other sources.
  3. Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
  4. Look at the advertising – does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
  5. All articles should quote references that you can look up.
  6. Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
  7. Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
  8. Check the sites confidentiality policy.
  9. Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
  10. Beware of sites that criticise others.