NHS Direct Online

NHS Direct Online

The NHS patient-oriented gateway to health advice and information on the internet. It includes user-friendly guides for checking and treating common symptoms, the option to send a health enquiry, and links to various sources of help and advice.
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I checked with NHS Direct online to see if there was any remedy that would nip the thing in the bud and looked under C for cough, which is a letter that covers some pretty scary diseases.
Use the NHS Direct online pharmacy search to find one close to you.
People who need medical advice for less serious conditions are advised to use the NHS Direct online symptom checker at www.
If you need medical advice and it's not a 999 emergency, then you can also use the NHS Direct online symptom checker nhsdirect.
Operators will also be encouraging callers to visit the new NHS Direct online.
Restricting the search to NHS-only sites reduced the retrieval to just more than 19,000, with the top three hits derived from the official NHS resources: the National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and the NHS Direct online encyclopedia.
As well as carrying its own information, NHS Direct Online also acts as a gateway to quality-controlled information on health elsewhere on the web.
Stephen Abram, vice president of innovation at SirsiDynix, is the new president-elect and his term as president will begin in January 2008; Sylvia James, principal of Sylvia James Consultancy, is treasurer; Libby Trudell, senior vice president at Dialog, is chapter cabinet chair-elect; Robyn Frank, of Robyn Frank Strategic Partners, is division cabinet chair-elect; and Kate Arnold, head of knowledge management at NHS Direct Online, and Tamika Barnes McCollough, head of reference and information literacy at North Carolina A&T State University, are the at-large directors.
NHS Direct Online released details yesterday of the topics which attracted most interest in the last six months.
Six million people have accessed the UK's NHS Direct Online in two years to get health-related information.
The NHS Direct Online web site in the UK now features health information from the British Medical Journal for the most common health conditions.
It is supplemented by NHS Direct Online and a free book The NHS Direct Healthcare Guide.