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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Your NHS number

The NHS Number was developed specifically to support unique patient identification within the NHS.

The NHS number is important because of the way the NHS identifies the patient.  As a patient you need to be able to recognise your own number and check it on things the NHS sends you.  Keeping it safe and handy helps the NHS find your records more quickly. 

Babies born in England and Wales are allocated an NHS number at birth.  An NHS number can also be allocated to a patient who :

  • permanently joins an NHS GP Surgery or Health Centre practice list
  • receives treatment from a hospital able to allocate NHS numbers
  • requests one from a Primary Care Trust who will allocate them to a local NHS GP practice list.



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