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Action against Medical Accidents

The independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident. Their team of medically and legally trained caseworkers can provide free and confidential advice.

Asthma UK

Works to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research, and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

The Brain Charity

Offers emotional support, practical help, and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

British Medical Association

Represents doctors from all branches of medicine all over the UK. A voluntary association with about 80 per cent of practising doctors in membership

Carers UK
A membership charity which provides give expert telephone and online advice, information and support through the maze of rights and entitlements. 

Carers Trust
Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have merged to form the charity the
Carers Trust.  Use your postcode to  locate care and services near you.

Charity Commission

Charity commission for England and Wales

Contact a Family

Contact is  the charity for families with disabled children. It support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

Department of Health

Aims to improve the health and well-being of people in England. Here you will find the latest on the Department's work, as well as health and social care guidance, publications and policy.

Diabetes UK

Groups offering people living with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences with others. They are all run by volunteers, and typically meet on a monthly basis.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain.

First Practice Management

Providing a wide range of information and support specifically for today's Medical Practice Manager


GMC (General Medical Council)
All practising medical doctors in the UK must be registered with the

The award-winning website of the DIPEx charity. With its sister website, Youthhealthtalk, you can share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of over 60 health-related conditions and illnesses. People's stories: see, hear and read their experiences.

Hospice UK

Umbrella organization providing financial support to hospices to ensure the care and comfort of the terminally ill is maintained.


A leading UK independent health policy charity, working particularly in health service management. Its web site contains a long and well-used list of links to other useful web pages in the topic areas of health care and health service management.

King's Fund

A leading UK independent health policy charity, working particularly in health service management. Its web site contains a long and well-used list of links to other useful web pages in the topic areas of health care and health service management.

Lab Tests Online

This website is developed and maintained by voluntary NHS clinical laboratory professionals.  It aims to improve the health of patients by increasing their understanding of laboratory tests.

The Leg Club  

Mission: Healthy legs for life.  The Leg Club Model is an award winning model that motivates and empowers patients to take ownership of their care through a unique partnership between a district nursing team and the local community, in which patients become stakeholders in their own treatment.


The only non-profit making, registered charity to provide a life-saving identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies. They can provide free or subsidised membership to individuals on a limited income.

Mental Health Foundation

The leading UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities. With pioneering research and community projects they aim to improve the support available for people with mental health problems and people with learning disabilities.

National Audit Office

Totally independently of Government,they scrutinise public spending on behalf of Parliament, audit the accounts of all government departments and agencies as well as a wide range of other public bodies, and report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government bodies have used public money.

The National Council for Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella organisation for all those who are involved in providing, commissioning and using palliative care and hospice services in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. NCPC promotes the extension and improvement of palliative care services for all people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. NCPC promotes palliative care in health and social care settings across all sectors to government, national and local policy makers.


Represent s the voluntary sector to government.  It connects, represents and supports voluntary organisations and provides research, knowledge and expertise

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Part of the National Health Service (NHS). Its role is to provide patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current "best practice".

National Pharmacy Association

As part of the NPA's ongoing "Ask Your Pharmacist" consumer PR and advertising campaign, askyourpharmacist.co.uk provides the consumer with health information, as well as raising awareness of the advice and support that the pharmacist can provide.

NHS 111

A gateway to health information on the internet. Includes health encyclopaedia, self-help guide, guide to healthy living & NHS local information database

NHS Alliance

The NHS Alliance champions, supports and represents NHS primary care and all those working in it as a movement committed to a fair and progressive NHS that is free from the traditional tribalism of single interest groups. At the same time, it recognises the value of specialist expertise and its thirteen professional networks allow all groups to benefit from their insights, ideas and experience.

NHS Choices

This website has now been absorbed into the NHS main website.

NHS Evidence

A massive collection of interlinked information about health.

NHS Networks

A website that aims to connect people and places to ensure that the good things that are happening in the NHS are known by and influence as many people as possible

NHS Organ Donor Register

Give the gift of life. Join the NHS Organ Donor Register. Organ Donor Line +448456060400
Right now more than 8,000 people in the UK need an organ transplant that could save or improve their life. But each year around 400 people die while waiting for a transplant. If you want to help someone live after your death, sign up to the register now.


Provides details of NHS services, with information local to your area. A single source of information for details right down to opening hours for pharmacies.

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

How your GP reviews the current evidence on how to treat you. Technical but comprehensive.  The NICE CKS service provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary in respect of over 330 common and/or significant presentations  with practical guidance on best practice. 


The UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Nursing & Midwifery Council

The regulatory body that sets professional standards for nurses. Details about how members of the public can make complaints against nurses who fail to provide patients with appropriate care. The site also features message boards, quizzes and advice on how to register to work as a nurse in the UK.

Proprietary Association for Great Britain

Represents the manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines and food supplements in the UK


Started by GPs and now part-owned by EMIS, a computer system provider for GPs – provides a useful level of detail on health and medicines.


One of UK’s top health information websites, provides a comprehensive range of clinically-authored medical information, which meets the Department of Health’s quality mark The Information Standard. Patient.co.uk also features an exclusive health and well-being blog written by TV doctor and practicing GP Dr Sarah Jarvis, patient-to-patient discussion forums and a support directory containing accurate details of 1800+ UK-based self-help groups, charities and patient support organisations.

Patients Association

"Listening to patients, speaking up for Change"
The Patients Association was formed in 1963 as a consumer voice in healthcare in the UK. There is no formal connection to any other patient association or group.

Reading Well

Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing. The programme has two strands: Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books.

Rehab Recovery

Providing Addition treatment options.


The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) offers  practical and emotional support to face the future with confidence  to everyone affected by sight loss, whether by losing their sight or are blind or partially sighted

Royal College of General Practitioners

"Encouraging, fostering and maintaining the highest possible standards in general medical practice"

Royal College of Nursing

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies



One of the UK's leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.

Self Care Forum

The SCF  sets out to  further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life and provides 14  useful  Fact Sheets about minor ailments or conditions


A UK campaigning charity for homeless and badly housed people.

Stroke Association

The only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.    Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who've been affected by stroke. You'll be able to share your experiences and tips.


World Health Organisation


A website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives

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