Medical Information on the Internet

Medical Information on the Internet 

If you use the Internet for medical information always look for a balanced view - not just one site.

  • Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Internet.
  • Make sure the authors and their qualifications are listed.
  • Look at what other reliable information the site refers to.
  • Check that the site is regularly updated.
  • Look for advertising which might influence the information on the site.
  • Avoid online consultations or diagnoses.
  • Check on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Sites from outside the UK may mention treatments that are not available here.