Health information you can trust

Patient empowers everyone to take charge of their health. Our trusted clinical information, written and reviewed by an extensive network of doctors and healthcare professionals, helps people to feel better and live longer.

We’ve come a long way since Dr Tim Kenny and his wife, Dr Beverley Kenny launched an online health information directory in 1996. Following the success of what was then Patient UK, Tim led a group of medical authors to produce a resource for medical staff and their patients, delivered directly into GP practices via healthcare software provider EMIS.

This comprehensive directory of evidence-based clinical information is still the bedrock of our site, which has now evolved into to reflect our global audience.

Clinically accurate and up to date

Under the stewardship of our Clinical Director Dr Krishna Vakharia, our extensive library is created by trained medical professionals, following a strict peer review process.

Regular contributors to our content have included highly respected healthcare figures such as Dr Rosemary Leonard, Prof. Lesley Regan, Prof Swaran Singh and Dr Partha Kar. The development of our medicine leaflets is overseen by pharmacist Michael Stewart and our recipes are reviewed by nutritionist Rose Constantine Smith.

We pride ourselves in the accuracy of everything we publish, and conform to the guidelines set by the NHS in their Standard for Creating Health Content. We are also accredited by Newsguard and meet their standards of credibility and transparency. Whatever you want to know, you can trust the information we provide to be of the highest quality.

Respected by the industry

Our efforts have certainly not gone unnoticed. Described as “The top health website you can’t live without” by, we’ve filled our trophy cabinet with numerous awards to cement our position as one of the leading names in digital healthcare.

We also regularly appear in the media, increasing public knowledge of healthcare issues either via our own campaigns or as expert contributors for other charities and partner organisations.

Wanting to spread our information to as many people as possible across the world, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube channels offer audiences the opportunity to improve their health, wherever they are on the web.

Patient's platform

As part of EMIS Health, we work to connect innovative healthcare technologies and services with end users.

Our two core products are used across the healthcare ecosystem from primary care, to high street pharmacies. connects people with knowledge that makes them healthier, at every stage of their life. Our powerful symptom checker, healthy living articles, support forums, videos and quizzes, provide answers to the questions our users are asking most often.


No more hanging on the telephone. With Patient Access, you can use your local GP services at home, work or on the move. Book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view your medical records when it's convenient for you.

  • Book face-to-face or remote appointments with your GP
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • View and share your medical record
  • Message your practice