Consumer Information Links

HSE Health Promotion Health Information

This is the HSE Health Promotion Information site. You can use the site to order health promotion materials free of charge or search for other sources of consumer health information.


European Union Healthcare Information Portal

The portal is intended to help meet EU objectives in the Public Health field, it is an important instrument to positively influence behaviour and promote the steady improvement of public health in the 25 EU Member States

Cochrane Collaboration Consumer Network

Evidence-based health care is a combination of best research evidence, the expertise of the healthcare provider, and patient values. The Cochrane Consumer Network is made up of fellow consumers who are committed to the philosophies of The Cochrane Collaboration and the importance of consumer participation in informed healthcare decision-making processes.

NHS Direct

Advice, information and links from the UK health service.The website Includes a health encyclopaedia and information on common health questions.

Patient UK

The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease. The authors do this by writing evidence based information leaflets on a wide range of medical and health topics.


MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from Natioanl Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other US government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles.


healthfinder® is a Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies.

American Academy of Family Physicians

This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Visit the AAFP Web site to learn more about the AAFP.


WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing health, and support to those who seek information.


UK-based health information for patients and practitioners