Useful Links

Intensive Care Society (ICS) - www.ics.ac.uk
The Intensive Care Society is the representative body in the UK for intensive care professionals and patients, dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of care to patients.

Healthtalk - www.healthtalk.org
Find information on a range of illnesses and other health-related issues from seeing and hearing people's real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help others understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.

There is a specific section covering experiences of ICU patients and their relatives.

Victoria Hume - www.victoriajhume.wordpress.com
Read more experiences of patients as well as the those of the staff caring for them.

James Lind Alliance - www.lindalliance.org
The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative which was established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together to identify areas for research

Kings College London - www.kcl.ac.uk
King's is one of the top twenty universities in the world (2013-4QS international world ranking's). One of its many aims is to improve Public Health and well-being and the evidence-base for general practice, through their research activity that includes interventions in communities and populations, supported by innovative methodological platforms.

Medikidz - www.medikidz.com
The Medikidz books are designed to help young people to understand illness and medical concepts - to explain the diagnosis, investigation and prevention of different medical conditions.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - www.nice.org.uk
NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

NHS Choices - www.nhs.uk
Find out how to obtain reliable and accurate health information online and learn which sites are considered trustworthy.

Royal Berkshire Hospital - www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the country. They provide acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders.

Samaritans - www.samaritans.org
Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal

Talking Therapies - www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk
Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems. They are here to help adults aged 18+ living in Berkshire and have a team of advisors and therapists who can help you to overcome life’s difficulties and problems and manage them better.

University of Oxford - www.ox.ac.uk
Research carried out by the University of Oxford's staff, students and alumni has made an enormous impact on the world over the centuries. You can explore some of the more recent examples in the Oxford Impacts case-studies series. These range from impact on culture, business and policy to environment and health.

British Association if Critical Care Nurses - www.baccn.org.uk
The British Association of Critical Care Nurses is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of nursing in critical care. It provides a National voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing; promote safes, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient and provides wide ranging benefits and opportunities to BACCN members.

Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service - www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
A clinical service provided for those who have experienced trauma or struggled with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The UK Sepsis Trust - www.sepistrust.org
The UK Sepsis Trust recognises the scale and significance of the impact of severe sepsis on sufferers and their families. Although many patients return to a normal life, those who survive the condition may experience longstanding physical effects, and some suffer from psychological difficulties resulting from their prolonged illness.