General Health Info: NHS Inform

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Free general health information provided by NHS Inform

NHS inform provides a co-ordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information for the people of Scotland.

Illnesses and Conditions

Symptoms and treatments of hundreds of diseases and illnesses, including advice on living with conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

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Healthy Living

Find out what you can do to look after your mental and physical wellbeing with advice on stopping smoking, eating well and how to get enough exercise.

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National Service Directory

Through our National Service Directory you can find the names, addresses, opening times and service details for thousands of NHS services in Scotland

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Care, Support and Rights

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