Other sources of information that may be helpful to you.
Information and advice on workplace issues, employment law and flexible working.
Telephone: 0300 123 1100
Information for older people on a range of subjects including health, finances and lifestyle.
Telephone: 0800 678 1602
Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Information about insurance cover, and what to think about when choosing a policy that is right for you.
Telephone: 0207 600 3333
Be Part of Research
Information about clinical trials in the UK. Includes a database of current clinical trials and information on how to contact the trial team.
Bladder and Bowel UK
Impartial information and advice about bladder and bowel problems.
Telephone: 0161 214 4591
British Acupuncture Council
Information about acupuncture and details of practitioners in your area.
Telephone: 020 8735 0400
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Information about counselling and details of therapists in your area.
Telephone: 01455 883 300
British Association of Urological Surgeons
Information about surgery for prostate problems.
British Dietetic Association
Information about a healthy diet and how to find a registered dietitian.
Telephone: 0121 200 8080
British Heart Foundation
Information about heart disease and eating for a healthy heart.
Telephone: 0300 330 3311
British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA)
Explains insurance terms and helps you find your nearest broker.
Telephone: 0370 950 1790
British Medical Association (BMA)
Information for the public on healthcare services, including common queries, how to raise concerns about your care, and links to sources of healthcare information and support.
Telephone: 0300 123 1233
British Nutrition Foundation
Information on a healthy diet and how diet may be linked to cancer.
Telephone: 020 7557 7930
British Red Cross
A wide range of support and services, from medical equipment loans and home assistance to help with transport. Find your local Red Cross in the phonebook, or online.
Cancer Black Care
Information and support for all people affected by cancer. Raises awareness of cancer in black and minority ethnic communities.
Telephone: 020 8961 4151
Cancer Research UK
Information about prostate cancer, including a database of clinical trials.
Telephone: 0808 800 4040
Cancer Support UK
Practical and emotional support for people with cancer. Services include telephone support groups and cancer kits which are free to order.
Telephone: 020 3983 7616
Information and support for carers.
Telephone: 0300 772 9600
Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.
Telephone: 0808 808 7777
Easy read information for people with learning disabilities, including information about palliative care.
Telephone: 0113 242 6619
Advice on a range of issues including financial and legal matters.
Telephone: 0800 144 8848 (England), 03444 77 20 20 (Wales)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Information about sexual and relationship therapy, and details of therapists who meet national standards.
Telephone: 020 8543 2707
Compassion in Dying
Information on your rights to make choices about your end of life care. Free advance decision forms and support to complete one.
Telephone: 0800 999 2434
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Details of complementary therapists who meet national standards.
Telephone: 020 3668 0406
Continence Product Advisor
Unbiased information on products for different continence problems, written by health professionals.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Support and information for people after the death of someone close.
Telephone: 0808 808 1677
Information about diabetes.
Telephone: 0345 123 2399
Disability Rights UK
Practical information about disability rights and benefits, and keys for accessible toilets across the UK.
Telephone: 0330 995 0404
The DLF (previously the Disabled Living Foundation)
Expert advice about equipment and aids to help people live as independently as possible.
Telephone: 0300 999 0004
Information from Hospice UK about planning for the future and advice on talking about dying.
electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)
Information on UK-licensed medicines, including how to use your medicine, side effects, and how other medicines, food or alcohol may affect your medicine.
Fertility Network UK
Information and support for people with fertility problems.
Telephone: 01424 732 361
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Government travel advice, and details of foreign embassies and high commissions in the UK.
Fruit Fly Collective
Support for adults and children when a parent has cancer. Includes online information for adults, activity kits to order for children, and animated films to help parents talk to children about cancer.
Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)
Information about the card and how to get one.
GMFA - The gay men's health charity
Provides health information for gay men.
Information about UK government services, including benefits, employment, and money matters.
Watch, listen to or read personal experiences of men with prostate cancer and other health problems.
Home Office Drugs Branch
A list of controlled drugs and information about getting an export and import licence for your medicine.
Telephone: 020 7035 6330
Information about hospice care, including a database of hospice and palliative care providers.
Telephone: 020 7520 8200
Information, advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, including a telephone helpline and email support service.
Telephone: 0345 330 30 30
Look Good Feel Better
Tips on how people can look after themselves during treatment, including videos and free skincare and grooming workshops for men.
Lymphoedema Support Network
Information and support for people with lymphoedema, including details of support groups.
Telephone: 020 7351 4480
Macmillan Cancer Support
Practical, financial and emotional support for people with cancer, their family and friends.
Telephone: 0808 808 0000
Drop-in centres for cancer information and support, and an online support group.
Telephone: 0300 123 1801
American male cancer charity. Provides information and support for gay, bisexual and transgender people and men who have sex with men, including an online forum.
Runs hospices throughout the UK and a free nursing service for people in their own home.
Telephone: 0800 090 2309
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Advice about how to use herbal remedies safely. Also runs the Yellow Card Scheme, a system for reporting unusual side effects from any treatment, including herbal remedies.
Telephone: 020 3080 6000
Information and support for mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)
Guidelines for care and for the use of treatments and procedures on the NHS in England and Wales.
Telephone: 0300 323 0140
National Travel Health Network and Centre
Travel health information about every country, and a list of vaccinations you may need before you travel.
NHS Direct Wales
Provides health advice 24 hours a day, and lists local health services in Wales, including GPs and dentists.
Telephone: 0845 46 47
Health information and details of NHS and other support services in Scotland.
Telephone: 0800 22 44 88
NHS Shared Decision Making
Decision aids to help people make difficult decisions about their healthcare. Includes a decision aid to help men decide whether to have a PSA test and to help them discuss this with their GP.
Information and support to help people stop smoking, including telephone support, an app, Quit Kit, email, text message and face-to-face guidance.
Telephone: 0300 123 1044
Information about conditions, treatments and lifestyle. Support for carers and a directory of health services in England.
Information about government services in Northern Ireland, including health services.
Oral Health Foundation
Information about the mouth and teeth, and a helpline for questions about dental health.
Telephone: 01788 539 780
Pain Association Scotland
Runs groups in Scotland that help people manage their pain and improve their coping skills.
Telephone: 0800 783 6059
Information and support for people with pain and those who care for them.
Telephone: 0300 123 0789
Information that's often used by GPs to help explain health problems to patients. Also has a directory of UK health websites.
Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)
Details of private physiotherapists who specialise in continence problems.
Pelvic Radiation Disease Association
Support for men with long-term side effects of radiotherapy.
Telephone: 0800 121 6811
Penny Brohn UK
Runs courses and offers physical, emotional and spiritual support for people with cancer and those close to them.
Telephone: 0303 3000 118
Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme
NHS information about the pros and cons of the PSA test for diagnosing prostate cancer.
Information, advice and relationship counselling and sex therapy. In Scotland, contact Relationships Scotland instead.
Telephone: 0300 003 2324
Information, relationship counselling and sex therapy in Scotland.
Telephone: 0345 119 2020
Royal College of Radiologists
Interactive information on cancer treatment and scans. Includes descriptions from staff and patients.
Telephone: 020 7405 1282
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Information and support for people with weak bones.
Telephone: 0808 800 0035
Confidential, judgement-free emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.
Telephone: 116 123
Information and support for anyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000
Self Management UK
Free self-management courses in England (and online in parts of Wales) to help you take control and manage your condition.
Telephone: 03333 445 840
Sexual Advice Association
Information about treatments for sexual problems.
Palliative care through homecare, hospice and residential care services.
Telephone: 0808 164 4572
Help with finding a carer in your local area, and a free guide about caring for a family member available to download.
Telephone: 020 8629 1030
Information about gay rights, and tips for using the NHS for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Telephone: 0800 050 20 20
Switchboard – LGBT+ helpline
Free and confidential support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people throughout the UK.
Telephone: 0300 330 0630
The Law Society
Help finding a solicitor in England and Wales.
Telephone: 020 7242 1222
The Law Society of Northern Ireland
Help finding a solicitor in Northern Ireland.
Telephone: 028 9023 1614
The Law Society of Scotland
Help finding a solicitor in Scotland.
Telephone: 0131 226 7411
Help to access money that's available through benefits, grants and other help.
Telephone: 0808 802 2000
UK Council for Psychotherapy
Information about types of psychotherapy and details of therapists in your area.
Telephone: 020 7014 9955
Practical support and guidance for bereaved children and their families. Information about helping children when a relative is ill.
Telephone: 08088 020 021
World Cancer Research Fund
Funds research and provides information on diet and exercise to reduce the risk of cancer.
Telephone:020 7343 4205
Updated: September 2022 | To be reviewed: September 2023