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Department of Health National health policies, guidance and campaigns

NHS 24 Confidential health advice and information service for Scotland

NHS in England Health information for England only, including how to find a local service in your area

Health Care Commission The Commission is the independent regulator of the NHS in England and it publishes a range of information on the quality of services provided by the NHS, including annual performance ratings for all NHS trust

FAST The Stroke Association has funded research into FAST – the Face Arm Speech Test – used by paramedics to diagnose stroke prior to a person being admitted to hospital. By diagnosing the possibility of stroke before reaching hospital, it is possible for appropriate referral to a stroke unit to be made as quickly as possible

Patient UK The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease

Med Info Provides free and easy-to-understand medical information and advice