The NHS are key providers of free healthcare across the UK. There are also many service providers, including charities, that also offer free support, information, and services.
Here we will be providing useful links and further regional links can be found here.
NHS 111: provides a free non-emergency telephone service. It can be used if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
Non-emergency transport to appointments may be available in your area. the NHS may use several different transport providers so speak to your doctor/consultant, who will also need to make the referral for you.
The Samaritans provides a confidential 24 hour free call support service (116 123), to talk through any matters of concern.
Childline provides a confidential 24 hour free call service (0800 1111) for children experiencing problems, whether big or small.
Mind charity provides advice and support if you are experiencing emotional problems.
Sane charity works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by emotional illness.
Boots Pharmacy offer medication management, and advise on minor ailments and general health checkups. This may not be applicable in all areas.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) provides a wealth of information, and offers support, in all matters arising across the UK.
Institute of Money Advisors booklet offers information on how you can get help with water and energy bills.
Lloyds Pharmacy offer the same services as Boots, but also offer an online doctor service for prescription-only treatments so you do not have to see your doctor face to face. This may not be applicable in all areas.
Patient Opinion is an independent site about your experiences of UK health services.
Yellow card website is to report any side effects or incidents and can be used for all medicines including vaccines, blood factors and immunoglobulins, herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies, and all medical devices available on the UK market.
Your guide to the Care Act What you need to know about social care in England.
We will be adding information to this page as we get it.