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Videos and Podcasts

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Many people prefer to see a video or listen to a podcast as it offers a different way to understand health information. On this page there are links to some more well know sources of videos and podcasts. Over time the number and quality of available videos and podcasts is likely to improve and this may become a very important part of health information.

This page follows the same layout as the Bucks Health Hub menu, reflecting that most individuals will benefit from looking at more than one section on this page. So for example everyone could benefit from looking at the wellbeing and disease prevention section as well as other sections relevant to them.

Remember any information provided through these linked videos and podcasts should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice and treatment from your own doctor. 

General - covering a wide range of topics

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From Patient
“Trusted clinical information, written and reviewed by an extensive network of doctors and healthcare professionals”
Welcome to Patient YouTube channel Patient – YouTube

From the Cleveland Clinic
“is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center” based in USA. Though some of the information such as on the drugs and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information will be similar.
You Tube Videos Cleveland Clinic – YouTube include

  • “Home” page includes sections on “warning signs for early detection”, “the essential guide to behavioural health”, “cleveland clinic explains” and “health essentials.”

From the Mayo Clinic
“is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life” based in the USA. Though some of the information such as on the drugs and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information will be similar.
You Tube Videos Mayo Clinic – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with a section on “Mayo clinic explains” various health conditions.

From Bupa Health
A UK private provider of health though “All of our health content is accredited, trustworthy and free.”
YouTube videos Bupa Health UK – YouTube include

From Osmosis from Elsevier
“is a leading medical & health education platform with an audience of over 3 million current & future clinicians & caregivers.” based in USA.
The majority of information is intended for clinicians and other health care professionals but may be of interest to some patients.
You Tube Videos Osmosis from Elsevier – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with sections on a number of health conditions.

From NICE
“is the independent body that provides evidence based guidance to improve health and social care.”
Much of the information is intended for clinicians but may be of interest to some patients.
You Tube Videos National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – YouTube include

From MedlinePlus
Is a well respected American website: “It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).” Please note that some of the investigations, treatments and services may vary from what is available in the UK. 

Further information

Health Information from reputable national websites.

Wellbeing and disease prevention

From the Mental Health Foundation
A leading mental health charity in the UK.
YouTube videos ukmentalhealth – YouTube include

  • “Home” page covering various aspects of improving everyone’s mental health with sections on “what’s up with everyone” and “kindness matters.”

From the Mental Health Foundation
Charity who “work towards good mental health for all; as everyone knows, prevention is better than cure. Everything we do is focused on protecting people’s mental health.”
Podcasts Podcasts | Mental Health Foundation includes podcasts on

  • Stress and mental health
  • Loneliness

Loneliness

From the British Red Cross
The Kind Place Podcast The Kind Place Podcast | Series 1: Episode 1 | Tackling Loneliness Digitally – YouTube

Simple and immediate help from the NHS

From the NHS – audio guides
Mental wellbeing audio guides Mental wellbeing audio guides – NHS

From Every Mind Matters
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos Every Mind Matters – YouTube include

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Wellbeing for everyone

Exercise

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

From the NHS
About our Fitness Studio videos About our Fitness Studio videos – NHS

From NHS Better Health
Home workout videos Home workout videos – NHS

From Age UK
Physical activity videos to use at home Physical activity videos – Make Your Move | Age UK

From Carers UK
Physical activity and wellbeing videos Physical activity and wellbeing videos | Carers UK

From the British Heart Foundation
Get inspiration to stay active while at home Get inspiration to stay active while at home – BHF

Healthy Eating and healthy weight

From British Nutrition
A “public-facing charity which exists to give people, educators and organisations access to reliable information on nutrition.”
YouTube videos BritishNutrition – YouTube includes

  • “Playlists” page with playlists on a variety of healthy eating topics including the eat well guide.

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

From Better Health Healthier Families NHS
We’re here to help you make healthier choices for you and your family, with easy ways to eat well and move more!
YouTube videos Better Health Families – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of ideas on healthy eating.

From Heart UK
Cholesterol charity in the UK.
YouTube videos HEART UK- The Cholesterol Charity – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of cholesterol related topics.

HEALTHY EATING, WEIGHT AND EXERCISE

From ZOE
“is a healthcare science company using data-driven research to tackle the world’s health issues. Our approach combines artificial intelligence, digital technologies, and collaboration with leading scientists around the world.”
YouTube videos ZOE – YouTube include

  • “Home” page includes sections on “videos” and “Zoe science and nutrition podcasts” which include some relevant evidence-based insights.

Further information

Wellbeing for everyone

From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The website is based in the USA and though some of the information such as on services and drugs recommended may differ from the UK, the general health information will be similar.
Healthy Sleep Videos Healthy Sleep Videos | American Academy of Sleep Medicine

From the NHS
Bedtime meditation video Bedtime meditation video – NHS

Further information

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Alcohol

From Drinkaware
Is an “independent UK charity which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.”
YouTube videos Drinkaware.co.uk – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with sections including “how alcohol affects your body and mental health” and videos on the support available.

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

Further information

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From Ash UK
Is an “independent public health charity set up by the Royal College of Physicians to end the harm caused by tobacco.”
YouTube videos ASH UK – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with sections including “stop smoking campaigns” which includes tips on giving up smoking.

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is the United States “leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.”
YouTube videos Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – YouTube includes

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for videos including on tips from former smokers.

Further information

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Reducing your risk of cancer

From the Siteman Cancer Center
A cancer center in the USA.
YouTube videos Siteman Cancer Center – YouTube include

  • “Home” page has a simple and clear section on “8 ways to prevent cancer.”

From Cancer.Net
Leading cancer website based in the USA with “trusted, compassionate oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).”
YouTube videos Cancer.Net – YouTube include

From Cancer Research UK
Leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research
YouTube videos Cancer Research UK – YouTube include

Reducing your risk of diabetes

From the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Is a leading website based in the USA which “conducts and supports innovative and pivotal basic, clinical, and translational research.”  Though some of the information such as on services recommended may differ from the UK, the general health information will be similar.
YouTube videos National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) – YouTube include

It is also worth reviewing the videos on “Physical wellbeing – including exercise, healthy eating and healthy weight” in the section on “Wellbeing and disease prevention.”

Reducing your risk of strokes related to atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias

From the Arrhythmia Alliance
Includes simple short video on how to take your pulse and detect if irregular and/or fast Know Your Pulse – Arrhythmia Alliance – UK

Reducing your risk of accidents

From the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
A UK charity that works “to help people recognise and reduce their risk of accidents, at home, on the road, at work and at leisure.”
YouTube videos RoSPATube – YouTube include “Playlists” page with playlists on:

Reducing your risks of dementia

From NASEM Health and Medicine Division
Is a website based in the USA. It “is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies). The Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation.”

From the Mayo clinic
“is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life” based in the USA.

What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s – Lisa Genova
On this videos and podcasts page links are not to videos from an individual but to organisations and their playlists. However an exception has been made here, as the well known American neuroscientist Lisa Genova provides very clearly in much more detail why some of the potential simple steps to reducing your risk of dementia may make a difference.

Reducing your risk of falls

From the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
A UK charity that works “to help people recognise and reduce their risk of accidents, at home, on the road, at work and at leisure.”
YouTube videos RoSPATube – YouTube include “Playlists” page with playlists on:

From the National Council on Aging
A leading website from USA supporting older people delivering “resources, tools, and best practices.” Though some of the information such as on services recommended may differ from the UK, the general health information will be similar.
YouTube videos National Council on Aging – YouTube include

Further information

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From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

From the UK Health Security Agency
“This is the official YouTube channel of the UK Health Security Agency.”
YouTube videos UK Health Security Agency – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with sections on “get vaccinated!” and “videos” on vaccination.

School Children

From Vaccination UK
“Commissioned by the NHS to provide immunisations to school children” in parts of the UK.
YouTube videos Vaccination UK – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with sections on “health promotion” explaining some common vaccinations.

Covid vaccination

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

Further information

For adults and children

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

Further information

Includes

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

Further information

Includes

Spotting Sepsis

From the UK Sepsis Trust
YouTube videos The UK Sepsis Trust – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with video on “sepsis: signs and symptoms.”

Spotting Cancer early

From Cancer Research UK
Leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research
YouTube videos Cancer Research UK – YouTube with “Playlists” on

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

From the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance
Information on early diagnosis of some common cancers with some relevant videos Campaigns – thamesvalleycanceralliance.nhs.uk

From the Canadian Dermatology Association
Represents Canadian dermatologists providing as part of its function “public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health.”
YouTube videos Canadian Dermatology Association – YouTube includes

Further information

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Podcasts

From the BBC
Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley BBC Radio 4 – Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley

Videos

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is the United States “leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.”
YouTube videos Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – YouTube includes a range of public health videos.

Mental health

In addition to the links to common mental health conditions covered below it is worth reviewing mental, social and physical wellbeing covered in the “Wellbeing and disease prevention” section above.

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From Mind
Leading mental health charity in the UK.
YouTube videos Mind, the mental health charity – YouTube include

  • “Home” page covering various aspects of mental health including animations, patient stories and eating problems.
  • “Playlists” page with playlists which cover various mental health conditions and people’s experiences.

From Psych Hub
Based in USA, Psych Hub is the world’s largest online platform for mental health education and also provides “free, engaging videos about mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention.” Though some of the information such as on the drugs and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information on mental health will be the same and is evidence based.
YouTube videos Psych Hub – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with sections such as “popular videos”, “suicide prevention playlist”, and “you ask, we answer” series and more.
  • Please note the suicide prevention playlist includes USA contact details, if you need support now, including 24/7 support then there is excellent support found under emergencies for adults and emergencies for children
  • “Playlists” page with playlists which cover “general mental health” and more.

From Campaign Against Living Miserably
“Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, was launched as a charity in 2006 to prevent male suicide.”
YouTube videos Campaign Against Living Miserably – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with a number of sections including “Stay is about sharing stories of hope, stories that show the moment people decided to give tomorrow a chance. These stories aren’t about instant transformation – but real stories..”
  • Please note if you need support now, including 24/7 support then there is excellent support found under emergencies for adults and emergencies for children

From Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Providing mental health services in Buckinghamshire.
YouTube videos OxfordHealth – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for “Short films about mental health” covering a variety of mental health conditions.

Children and families

From Anna Freud
“is a world-leading mental health charity for children and families.”
YouTube videos Anna Freud – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with a number of sections covering mental health in children and family support.

Further information

Adults

Children

From Alzheimer’s Society
Charity supporting people with dementia.
YouTube videos Alzheimer’s Society – YouTube include

  • “Home” page which covers what is dementia and helpful advice.
  • “Playlists” page which covers various aspects of dementia.
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common questions asked by patients about dementia.

From Dementia UK
“Specialist dementia nursing charity that is here for the whole family”.
YouTube videos Dementia UK – YouTube include

Further information

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From the Mencap
Charity supporting patients with a learning disability.
YouTube videos Mencap – YouTube include

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Annual learning disability health check, the annual flu vaccination and cervical screening.

From NHS England
“lead and support the NHS in England to deliver improved care for patients.”
YouTube videos NHS England – YouTube include

Further information

Children

Adults

Easy read information

From the National Autistic Society
Charity supporting patients with autism.
YouTube videos National Autistic Society – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for videos which include patients’ stories.

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

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Children

From Child Bereavement UK
A UK charity which “helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.”
YouTube videos Child Bereavement UK – YouTube includes

  • “Home” page with a range of supportive videos on bereavement.

Adults

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

All ages

From the Grief Channel
“Dedicated to normalizing conversations around grief, death and dying.”
Home The Grief Channel – YouTube

Podcasts

From Cruse Bereavement Support
Podcasts for grief and loss Podcasts for grief and loss

Further information

Children

Adults

Minor illness and support from your local pharmacist

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Includes

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

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Children

Adults

Health conditions

Many people will have more than one health condition. Videos and podcasts not only help with the understanding of a health condition but can also support living with a health condition.

First aid and resuscitation

From St John Ambulance
UK’s leading first aid charity.
YouTube videos St John Ambulance – YouTube include

  • “Home” page for videos on “learn first aid.”

Resuscitation

From the Resus Council UK
“Through education, training and research, we’re working towards the day when everyone in the country has the skills they need to save a life.”
YouTube videos ResusCouncilUK – YouTube include

  • “Home” page for videos on “learn to use a defibrillator.”

Further information

Adults

Children

Heart conditions

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From the British Heart Foundation
Leading heart charity in the UK.
YouTube videos British Heart Foundation – YouTube include

From Heart UK
Cholesterol charity in the UK.
YouTube videos HEART UK- The Cholesterol Charity – YouTube include

From Heart Foundation NZ
The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s leading heart charity.
YouTube videos Heart Foundation NZ – YouTube include

  • “Home” page for videos such as on “life after a heart attack” and “videos” on aspects of atrial fibrillation.

Stroke

From the Stroke Association
Leading stroke charity in the UK.
YouTube videos Stroke Association – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with sections on “information and helpline services” and “rebuilding lives.”

Further information

Adults

From Diabetes UK
“is UK’s leading diabetes charity”
YouTube videos Diabetes.co.uk – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for some common topics relating to the management of diabetes.

Further information

Adults

Children

From Asthma + Lung UK
“We’re the UK’s lung health charity.”
YouTube videos Asthma + Lung UK – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with sections on “advice and support” and “inhaler demonstration videos.”
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for some common topics relating to the management of lung conditions.

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Adults

Children

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Epilepsy

From Epilepsy Action
UK Charity supporting people with Epilepsy.
YouTube videos Epilepsy Action – YouTube include
“Home” page with sections covering various aspects of epilepsy including for children.

Parkinson’s disease

From Parkinson’s UK
Charity supporting people with Parkinson’s disease.
YouTube videos Parkinson’s UK – YouTube include

  • “Playlists” page which covers various aspects of Parkinson’s.
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common questions asked by patients about Parkinson’s.

Migraine

From the National Migraine Centre
“The award-winning Heads Up podcast is brought to you by leading headache doctors, researchers and people living with migraine. Explore hours of expert tips, help and information on all aspects of migraine and headache treatment and self-care.”
Heads up podcast Heads Up podcast – National Migraine Centre

From the Migraine Trust
A UK charity which “provides evidence-based information.”
YouTube videos The Migraine Trust – YouTube include

  • Under “Home”, “Videos” and “playlist” there are a variety of topics relating to migraine covered in detail.

Further information

Adults

Children

From the Gastrointestinal Society
Leading Canadian charity: “We’re committed to improving the lives of people with gastrointestinal and liver conditions.” Though some of the information such as on the drugs and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information will be similar.

Further information

Adults

Children

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
“is the professional, educational and trade union body for physiotherapists.”
YouTube videos Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – YouTube include

  • “Playlists” page with videos on “strengthening exercises” for different parts of your body.
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common muscle and joint topics.

From Patient info
See under “Patient Physio” section Patient – YouTube

Further information

Adults

From Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Leading NHS eye hospital in London.
YouTube videos Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common eye care related topics including “How to put eye drops in children and babies.”

From Patient
“Trusted clinical information, written and reviewed by an extensive network of doctors and healthcare professionals”
YouTube videos Patient – YouTube

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Includes

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From NHS England Workforce, Training and Education
Part of NHS England.
YouTube videos NHS England Workforce, Training and Education – YouTube include

  • “Playlists” page with a playlist on “team smile” with reassuring videos on visiting the dentist for anyone who is anxious about visiting the dentist or wants to know what the dentist might do.

Further information

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From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Includes

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Contraception

From the NHS
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From Brook
Is a “leading sexual health and wellbeing charity” in the UK.
YouTube videos BrookCharity – YouTube include

Further information

Adults

Children

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Adults

Children

Cancer

From Cancer Research UK
Leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research
YouTube videos Cancer Research UK – YouTube include

  • “Playlists” page with videos on different types of cancers.
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common cancer related topics.

From the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance

From Macmillan Cancer Support
UK charity supporting various aspects of cancer care
Their “Eating well and keeping active after a diagnosis of cancer” page includes videos and podcasts found by scrolling to the bottom of the page Eating well and keeping active | Macmillan Cancer Support

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From Cancer.Net
Leading cancer website based in the USA with “trusted, compassionate oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).” Though some of the information such as on the drugs and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information will be similar.
YouTube videos Cancer.Net – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with sections covering various aspects of cancer.

Further information

Adults

Children

Support over your lifetime

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

Further information

Includes

From Age UK
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos Age UK – YouTube include

  • “Home” page includes sections on “our information and advice” and “our services.”
  • “Playlists” page with playlists on “digital skills” and “our information and advice.”

Further information

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From the BMJ and Edinburgh University
Though this video is intended for clinicians it visually explains very simply when palliative care might be considered and why the conversations between doctors and patients and between patients and their families could happen much earlier than they often do.
Palliative Care Palliative care from diagnosis to death – YouTube

From the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
A USA based website which describes itself as “the nation’s leading resource for palliative care development and growth. As a national, member-based organization, we provide hospitals, health systems, hospices, payers and other healthcare organizations with the tools, training, technical assistance and metrics needed to support successful implementation and integration of palliative care.” Though some of the information such as on treatments and services recommended may differ from the UK, the general information and principles will be similar.
YouTube videos CAPC Palliative – YouTube include

  • “Home” page includes sections on “patient perspective” and “public awareness” which explains the role and value of palliative care including the video on “Pallative care: you are a bridge” which explains the team approach taken.

Further information

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Health support

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From the British Pharmacological Society
Charity and membership community providing support for pharmacologists
YouTube videos British Pharmacological Society – YouTube includes

  • “Playlists” page for videos on how a few common drugs work see “How do drugs work?”
  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for videos on how a few common drugs work see “How do drugs work?”

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From Carers UK
National membership charity for carers, Carers UK provides a support network
YouTube videos Carers UK – YouTube include

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

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From Bupa Health
A UK private provider of health though “All of our health content is accredited, trustworthy and free.”

From Osmosis from Elsevier
“is a leading medical & health education platform with an audience of over 3 million current & future clinicians & caregivers.” based in USA.
Though the video is intended for health care professionals in USA it provides a good summary of the general principles of shared decision making.

From the Health Foundation
“An independent charitable organisation working to build a healthier UK.”
This is an old video before shared decision making was established as a common concept in health care in the UK but gives some examples of what shared decision making might look like from both patient and clinician perspectives.

Further information

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From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube include

From NHS England Digital
Improving lives with data and technology. NHS Digital is part of NHS England.
YouTube videos NHS England Digital – YouTube include

  • “Videos” page – see under “popular” for a variety of common digital topics including on the NHS app

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Patient experiences of health conditions

Hearing other patients’ experiences of health conditions can help you understand more than just the medical facts of your health condition. The sections above include many videos with patient stories on various health conditions. Health Talk also provides a large database of patients’ experiences covering many common health conditions.

From Health Talk
“Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis” Healthtalk.

Using and understanding the NHS

From the NHS
“The NHS website is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare.”
YouTube videos NHS – YouTube includes

From NHS England
“lead and support the NHS in England to deliver improved care for patients.”
YouTube videos NHS England – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with a section on some “popular videos” which offers explanations of some of the services and organisations. Be aware that if the videos are old they may be out of date and services may have changed.

From the King’s Fund
Independent charity “working to improve health and care helping to shape policy and practice through research and analysis and promote understanding of the health and social care system.”
YouTube videos The King’s Fund – YouTube include

  • “Home” page with section on “explainers” with short videos that explain the big issues in health and care.

Further information

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Friends and family test

From NHS England
“lead and support the NHS in England to deliver improved care for patients.”
Put us to the test… the NHS Friends and Family Test Put us to the test… the NHS Friends and Family Test – 2020 standard version – YouTube

Some real examples of the the friends and family test in practice

Though these videos are old they give some examples of how the friends and family test can be used.

In Hospital: From NHS England
Friends and Family Test Awards – Accessibility Winner Friends and Family Test Awards – Accessibility Winner – YouTube

In General practice: From NHS England
Friends and Family Test Awards – Primary Care Winner Friends and Family Test Awards – Primary Care Winner – YouTube

Further information

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