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Health Information Week, 2-8 July 2018 #HIW18

27 Jun

Health Information Week, 2-8 July 2018 #HIW18

June 27, 2018 | By |

Health Information Week (HIW) is a multi-sector campaign to promote good quality health resources that are available to the public.

Here are some tips to help you search online:

 

When you are looking at websites, remember WWW:

  • Who has produced the site? Are they giving you information or trying to sell something?
  • What is on the site? Is it relevant, up to date, referenced?
  • Where is it from? Treatment information might be different if from outside the UK.

Look for the Information Standard to check that health information is reliable and trustworthy.

Start with NHS Choices, a comprehensive website with advice on conditions and treatments as well as lots of information on healthy living including exercises, video clips and apps etc.