A-Z of patient, carer and public stakeholders

This section provides selected links to other websites for patients, carers and members of the public. All sites listed must comply with our links protocol.

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Action Against Allergy (AAA)

AAA provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through different forms of allergy and those who care for them, including where to find medical specialists and relevant aids.

Action for M.E.

Action for M.E. is the UK's leading charity for people with M.E. and their carers. We provide patients with information and support, including booklets and factsheets produced in association with experts, helplines and welfare rights advice.

Action for Sick Children

For over 40 years we have championed the cause of sick children and young people, working hard to improve the services and attitudes to the way children and young people are treated when they are unwell - in hospital, at home and in the community.

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.


Addaction is the UK's biggest drug and alcohol treatment charity.

ADDers.org ADD/ADHD Online Information

Based in the UK, we are a non profit organisation providing comprehensive online information on ADD/ADHD since 1998.

ADDISS - the national Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

ADDISS aims to provide support and promote knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes towards ADHD.


Adfam is the leading national organisation working with, and for, families affected by substance misuse.

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder - UK (AADD-UK)

We are committed to raising the recognition of ADHD as a disability which, when untreated, leaves individuals at a serious disadvantage educationally, socially, and economically. Our website provides information helping adults with ADHD navigate their way through the NHS and offers advice to organisations who want to improve service provision.

Afiya Trust

The Afiya Trust is a national organisation aiming to reduce inequalities in health and social care for racialised groups. Afiya works in partnership with local and regional community organisations to develop networks and highlight to government, NHS and mainstream bodies the specific health and healthcare needs of Black and minority ethnic communities.

Age UK

Age UK supports all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. They provide essential services such as day care and information. They campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Education Research Council (AERC)
The AERC administers the Alcohol Education and Research Fund which finances projects within the UK for education and research on alcohol related issues.
Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.
There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025.

AntiCoagulation Europe - ACE

AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) is a registered charity committed to the prevention of thrombosis and the provision of information and support for people already receiving anticoagulant and anti-platelet therapy. A comprehensive web site, quarterly magazine, leaflets and fact sheets are available.

Arrhythmia Alliance (The Heart Rhythm Charity) A-A

Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. These groups remain independent, however, work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias..

Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care is the UK's leading charity working with and for people with all forms of arthritis. We offer people with arthritis the information and support they need to make informed choices about managing their arthritis, to reach their potential in society and to fully participate in their communities.

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. We're working to take the pain away for sufferers of all forms of arthritis and helping people to remain active. We'll do this by funding high class research, providing information and campaigning. Everything we do is underpinned by research.

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)

AIMS offers advice and information about parents' rights in maternity care (but not employment rights), the choices available, technological interventions, normal childbirth and complaints procedures. AIMS produces a series of information leaflets and a quarterly Journal which contains information about obstetric and midwifery practices, research and accounts of individual experiences.

Association of Young People with ME

To be recognised as the primary point of reference for information, guidance and support for children and young people with CFS/ME and their families.
To be recognised as the authoritative voice in policy development and delivery of appropriate and effective services for children and young people with ME/CFS;
To improve the quality of life of children and young people with ME/CFS.

To provide up to date information, guidance and support for all professionals working with children and young people with CFS/ME

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.

Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA)

Providing information, suppport and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation.

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