Patient and visitor information

Where can I find more information?

To help you make your decision you may need to find out more information – the links below may help you to do that:

Patient Decision Aids

Patient decision aids (PDAs) are designed to help patients make decisions about their treatments and medical tests. They are online tools used to help patients decide which treatment and care option will be best for them.  The information can be printed and you can add your own comments as you browse the tool.  Here are links to Patient Decision Aids that have been approved for use in Newcastle Hospitals.

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal

Women's Health

Help to Stop Smoking

Urology and Renal

Myasthenia Gravis

Brief Decision Aids

Brief Decision Aids - (BDAs) are short, paper-based information sheets about common conditions.  They are designed to help patients make decisions about their treatments and medical tests and can be easily printed from the patient.info website.

Other links

  • NHS Choices – Information from the National Health Service about conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
  • Treatments and Medication – A link to the treatment and medication information produced by newcastle Hospitals.
  • Information prescriptions – a web service which allows you to produce your own information prescription with information you want to include.
  • Informed Medical Decisions Foundation - Patient information about medical shared decision making.  Please be aware that this is a North American website.

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