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Patient and Public Health Information: General Health Information

This guide contains reliable, trustworthy, evidence-based information for patients and the general public. This information is provided as part of our outreach service to enable individuals to play an active role in their own healthcare.

General Health Information


NHS Emergency and Urgent Care

Easy Health (easy to read information)

Local Healthcare Options - Somerset

Health Information Providers with PIF Quality Mark

MedlinePlus (American site)


Quality Marks

Health organisations can apply for Quality Marks to show that the information on their sites has been checked by medical professionals to ensure its reliability and has been tested by members of the public to make sure that it is clear and easy to understand. When the information has passed all the testing criteria, the organisation is awarded a Quality Mark which is reviewed every 3 years.

In the UK, sites will display the Pif Tick.

In the US, sites and apps will display the HONCode.