Other sources of information that may be helpful to you.

Age UK

Information for older people on a range of subjects including health, finances and lifestyle.

www.ageuk.org.uk

 

Bladder and Bowel UK

Impartial information and advice about bladder and bowel problems.

Telephone: 0161 607 8219

www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk

 

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.

www.bma.org.uk/

 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Information about counselling and details of therapists in your area.

Telephone: 01455 883 300

www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

 

Cancer Black Care

Information and support for all people affected by cancer. Raises awareness of cancer in black and minority ethnic communities.

www.cancerblackcare.org.uk

 

Cancer Research UK

Patient information from Cancer Research UK, including a database of some clinical trials and advice on finding a trial.

www.cancerresearchuk.org

 

Carers UK

Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.

CarersLine: 0808 808 7777

www.carersuk.org

 

Citizens Advice

Advice on a range of issues including financial and legal matters.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

 

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Provides information on sexual and relationship therapy, including a list of therapists.

www.cosrt.org.uk

 

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, and information on lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare.

Information line: 0800 999 2434

www.compassionindying.org.uk

 

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Details of complementary therapists who meet national standards.

www.cnhc.org.uk

 

Healthtalk.org

Watch, listen to or read personal experiences of men with prostate cancer and other health problems.

www.healthtalk.org/

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical, financial and emotional support for people with cancer, their family and friends.

Helpline: 0808 808 0000

www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Maggie's Centres

Drop-in centres for cancer information and support, and an online support group.

Telephone: 0300 123 1801

www.maggiescentres.org/

 

Marie Curie

Runs hospices throughout the UK and a free nursing service for people in their own home.

www.mariecurie.org.uk/

 

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.

www.nice.org.uk

 

NHS Choices

Information about conditions, treatments and lifestyle. Support for carers and a directory of health services in England.

www.nhs.uk

 

Patient UK

Information that's often used by GPs to help explain health problems to patients. Also has a directory of UK health websites.

www.patient.co.uk

 

Penny Brohn UK

Runs courses and offers physical, emotional and spiritual support for people with cancer and those close to them.

www.pennybrohn.org.uk

 

Relate

Information, advice and relationship counselling and sex therapy. In Scotland, contact Relationships Scotland instead.

www.relate.org.uk

 

Samaritans

Confidential, judgement-free emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.

www.samaritans.org

 

Sexual Advice Association

Information about treatments for sexual problems.

www.sda.uk.net

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