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D-dimer blood test

Dari interpreter card


Deafness: communicating with the deaf or hearing impaired

Death and dying: how people die

Death and dying: what to do when someone dies

Death and grief: teens

Decolonisation of Staphylococcus

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis and plaster casts

Deep vein thrombosis in pregnancy


Delayed cord clamping


Delirium in palliative care


Dementia: communication

Dementia: driving

Dementia: with Lewy bodies

Dental braces

Dental care

Dental care for adults

Dental care for babies

Dental care for people with special needs

Dental care for school children

Dental care for teenagers

Dental care (subsidised)

Dental care (urgent)

Dental caries in teens and adults

Dental decay in teens and adults

Dental floss

Dental implants

Dental sealants

Dental whitening



Depression in older people

Depression in pregnancy and postnatal

Depression: seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Depression: self-help

Depression treatment

Depression treatment for children and young people

Depression in teens & young adults

Depression in young people: information for parents

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Developmental delay

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Dexamethasone suppression test


Diabetes & alcohol

Diabetes & drugs

Diabetes & eyes

Diabetes & feet

Diabetes & kidney disease

Diabetes & your heart

Diabetes complications

Diabetes in pregnancy

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes test results

Diabetes travel checklist

Diabetic nephropathy


Diarrhoea and vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Norovirus

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Rotavirus

Diarrhoea: Campylobacter

Diarrhoea: Cryptosporidium

Diarrhoea: E. coli

Diarrhoea: Giardia

Diarrhoea: Salmonella

Diarrhoea: Shigella

Diarrhoea: Yersinia

DIEP flap breast reconstruction

Dietary supplements


Diets for swallowing disorders

Difficult behaviour (children)

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Disability aids

Disability support services for Pasifika people

Disease reporting

Dislocated AC joint

Dislocated hip: newborn

Dislocated joints: first aid

Dislocated kneecap

Dislocated shoulder


Distal radius fracture

Diverticulitis, diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Division of the frenulum


Doppler ultrasound

Down syndrome screening

Drinking in pregnancy

Drivers' licence: older people

Driving with a plaster cast

Driving with diabetes

Drowning: first aid

Drug overdose: first aid

Drug addiction

Drugs & diabetes

Drugs & pregnancy

Drug information for teens & young adults

Dry eyes

Dry mouth

Duct excision

Duodenal ulcer

Duplex ultrasound

Dupuytren contracture

DVTs and plaster casts

DEXA scan

Dying at home






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