The HONcode – Health on the Net Foundation

The internet can be an invaluable source of information for patients and doctors. However there is no control over the quality of most of the information we access.

HON tries to address this:

HONcode is the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on the internet. It is designed for two audiences: the general public and the web publisher, actively involving the site owner in the process of accreditation.

The HON Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation, internationally known for its pioneering work in the field of health information ethics, notably for the establishment of its code of ethical conduct, the HONcode

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online UK has been designed to help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis and treatment.  They explain commonly used blood and urine tests.

Peer reviewed and non-commercial

CKS Library

National Library for Health information for patients

This site is part of the NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) and contains trustworthy information on a wide range of health problems.

The Department of Health

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

The British Hypertension Society

Hypertension is the technical name for high blood pressure.  The British Hypertension Society provides a medical and scientific research forum to enable sharing and cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment.

They also have a list of validated blood pressure monitors.

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