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Health Information Week 2018

A group of men and women of different ages stand chatting.
02 July 2018

This year for Health Information Week (2 to 8 July) we’re working with Essex’s hospital libraries to promote good quality health information.

When we or someone we know feels unwell or is given a diagnosis, most of us just Google it, but a lot of information out there can be scary, misleading or wrong. So stop using Dr Google and search these trusted websites instead: – Find information and support for a range of health issues from seeing and hearing people’s real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.

NHS Choices – This site is committed to providing trustworthy information and guidance on all aspects of health and healthcare. Content is evidence-based and includes the best scientific knowledge available.

We’ll be promoting good quality health information in Colchester, Broomfield and Basildon Hospitals during Health Information Week.