Our Health Directory was created in 2019 by the College of Medicine to offer a reliable, evidence-based user-friendly online guide to help a range of conditions and symptoms – including back pain, depression and IBS. It’s designed to help empower both patients and healthcare professionals.
Now more than ever, emerging from the global pandemic, we hope that you’ll find the self care and social prescription resources in the directory helpful.
The information has been compiled by academics able to assess the evidence, who are also experienced clinicians and can pragmatically meet patient needs for safe advice in the science gaps.
Our Health Directory includes the Self Care Toolkit, a revived version of a project originally commissioned by the Department of Health as a resource for the home management of twelve common conditions, and now held in trust by the College as a free resource for all.
SOME OF THE CONDITIONS PATIENTS CAN RESEARCH USING THE SELF CARE TOOLKIT
- BACK PAIN
- IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
When the project launched, herbalist Simon Mills explained why he decided to create Our Health Directory, saying: “We all know that the internet can be an unreliable guide. There are too many out there selling pet theories and untried products, and who take advantage of the distressed and vulnerable.”
Mills adds: “What we now have in Our Health Guide is user-friendly information informed by years of clinical practice, that is evidence-based and that comes from people who care.
“This guide should sensibly also address the common questions that patients have, about natural options, about diet advice, about herbs and complementary methods, often things we did not learn ourselves.”