Patient Health Information

The patient health information page has been created by the Library & Information Service to assist patients and the public in finding reliable health information online. It also contains useful resources for staff to use with patients.

Library Resources

Patients guide to finding health information online (leaflet) [pdf] 326KB

Tips for for finding health information on the internet (blog)


Within Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

For patients

Age UK information point [situated on Floor E, Pinderfields Hospital]

AccessAble accessibility guides - Dewsbury and District Hospital

AccessAble accessibility guides - Pinderfields Hospital

AccessAble accessibility guides - Pontefract Hospital

Macmillan Information & Support centre [situated on Floor D, Pinderfields Hospital]

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - mental health services

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - patients, carers & visitors page 

Spine (voice of Pinderfields spinal patients)


For staff

Improving access for those with hearing loss or visual impairment.pdf [pdf] 159KB

Supporting patients who use assistance dogs.pdf [pdf] 141KB

Topp Language Solutions (Providers of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust British Sign Language interpreters)


Local Reliable Health Information & Support

AgeUK Wakefield District

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire

Healthwatch Wakefield

Live Well Wakefield

North Kirklees CCG

Spectrum SHARP Sexual Health Services

Wakefield and Five Towns Recovery College (Health and Wellbeing Courses)

Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance

Wakefield Samaritans

Wakefield CCG - patients page 

Wakefield Council Health, Care & Advice

Wakefield Public Health Intelligence services

Yorkshire Smokefree


National Reliable Health Information & Support

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society - The Dementia Guide


Dementia UK

General Medical Council - information for patients

How to keep safe when getting medicines or treatment online 

John's Campaign

Macmillan Information & Support

MindEd for Families - a free Elearning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults. Health information in other languages

NHS England - Get online: take control of your health

NHS website

Patient UK

Prodigy Patient

Public Health England Patient Information Leaflets (includes audio leaflets & leaflets in a number of languages)

SIGN patient publications/booklets


Understanding Health Research




Hyperlinks to third party websites are provided for the convenience of users and we in no way endorse the contents, views or information held on such sites.


Reviewed 22/01/2021. NC