Useful links

Medical Advice Online is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

You can search their site directly from here by entering the name of your condition or main symptom:


Asthma UK

Blood Pressure

British Heart Foundation high blood pressure information


British Heart Foundation high cholesterol information and healthy living advice

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice are always available for support and help where needed.



Mind Cymru

Samaritans – telephone free, day or night, 365 days a year on 116123


Diabetes UK

PocketMedic diabetes and pre-diabetes videos


Menopause Matters offers information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available


Managing your bone, joint or muscle pain from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

If you have a musculoskeletal problem and are over the age of 16 you can now access physiotherapy directly without needing to see your GP. To access this service use this online form:
Self Referral into MSK Physiotherapy Service

Pregnancy Booking

A new digital service is available to register your pregnancy with Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB’s Maternity Service.

To access this service use the following link to the Maternity Service:

and follow the instructions to complete the online registration form. A midwife will then contact you within 14 days to arrange a first appointment.

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Maternity Service web pages also contain useful information regarding both antenatal and postnatal care.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Frisky Wales is a website giving advice on contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Stress and anxiety control

Valleys Steps is a charitable organisation that delivers free courses in mindfulness and stress control around Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil. The following links are available for any patient who would like to use them for stress, anxiety, low mood or simply for relaxation:

RevivePrescribed also offer a variety of free meditations that may be useful.


Stroke Association