Below is a list of websites which we feel patients may find useful. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome new suggestions.


Leeds has some great programmes in place to help people lead healthy lives there is discounted or free access to a host of activities across the city. To get more information click and visit One You Leeds

The NHS Choices website has got links to a wide range of information to support you. NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

Foreign travel

We recommend you access prior to a travel appointment.

Minor ailments

Perhaps the most searched for information regards advice about common conditions - coughs and colds, skin conditions etc. Often it isn't necessary to contact the practice. The most useful website for this is

Examples of leaflets on here would include:

General information sites

NHS 111 On-line

Online version of the government sponsored 111 for emergency out of hours care

NHS 111

A website filled with patient information leaflets on a vast range of health problems. The articles are written by doctors for patients.

Specialist sites / Support groups


Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds are the local NHS service for drug and alcohol related issues. Forward Leeds prefer patients to self refer. They offer evening clinics. 

Deals with drug and alcohol addiction

Smoking cessation


Advice on all aspects of allergy including food allergy such as cows milk protein allergy.

Alzheimer's Dementia

This website gives advice on all aspects of Alzheimer's dementia for patients and their carers.


Many patients, when scheduled for an operation, need answers to questions about their anaesthetic. This site has been developed by anaesthetists. Click the 'for patients' link.


Site managed by Cancer research UK.


This website gives practical advice for carers of people in all different age groups


Diabetes UK

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is currently under-reported. Usually women are the victims although men can also be affected.

Types of Domestic violence include:

Sexual (eg rape, grooming)

Physical (eg hitting, strangulation)

Emotional (eg controlling behaviour, blackmail)

Financial (eg not being allowed access to money or a bank account)

Psychological (eg constant negative remarks underminining self confidence)

Domestic violence is never ok and should never be considered acceptable within a healthy relationship. In extreme cases it can result in homicide.

Leeds City Council heads a multi-agency Domestic Violence Helpline and website which can be accessed at the following link:


The site also contains links to other related Domestic Violence Helplines.


This document offers advice on monitoring your blood pressure at home and can help you to answer relevant eReception questions.


Leeds Mental Health Counselling

Mindwell is a new web resource for patients with mental illness in Leeds. There are contact numbers for counselling services and also patient information leaflets explaining common diagnoses like anxiety and depression.


Patients Association


These websites include some excellent self help literature and guides on conditions such as sleep disturbance, stress, depression, anxiety, low self esteem. 

Sexual health

Gives information on testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea.

There is also information on the website about booking appointments for sexual health tests, contraceptive advice and the timing of drop in clinics.

Teenage health

The Market Place specialises in issues which affect people between the ages of 13 and 25 and living in Leeds.

Services offered include:

Sexual health: condoms, testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections eg chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Run by Leeds sexual health - see link below

Counselling on issues such as bereavement, bullying, sexuality, self harm is offered by trained and certified counsellors. Significantly the counselling service is endorsed by the local CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) team who often refer patients into the Market Place themselves.

 This is a good website to help teenagers to understand stress or emotional issues which they may experience including advice on self harm.

Educational resources about microbes and antibiotics

There's a fascinating website known as e-Bug. This provides educational material which teachers can use to educate children about antibiotics and microbes. There are also age appropriate resources for children to access themselves which educate on topics such as approprate antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance and childhood vaccinations:


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