Useful links

Useful links

Since 2006, Asbestos.com has served as an advocacy center that provides hope and delivers quality resources and information for patients and loved ones coping with mesothelioma.

Beating Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. Only lung cancer kills more people. 35,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and around half of these will die.

Bladder & Bowel Community

At the Bladder & Bowel Community, we help support the millions of people in the UK who are living with conditions that affect their bladder or bowel.

Breakaway Foundation

Breakaway is the only UK wide charity offering support to children with bladder and/or bowel diversions/dysfunction and their families.

The Colostomy Association was set up in November 2005 to provide support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to have, or already has a colostomy. Appropriate support and advice is also provided to families and carers both before and after surgery.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC) brings together people of all ages who have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, their families and the health professionals involved in their care.

CUI Wear

A proprietary support system which is unobtrusive and conceals the appliance within the underwear.

Diversions

Diversions' is a support network, based in the North West of England, for families with a child or young person living with a bladder or bowel diversion / dysfunction.

Department of Health

Government web site providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Great Comebacks® Award Programme

The Great Comebacks® Programme began in 1984 under the leadership of Rolf Benirschke, with support from ConvaTec.

Health Protection Agency

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is an independent body that protects the health and well-being of the population.

IA

IA is a UK registered charity whose primary aim is to help people who have to undergo surgery which involves the removal of their colon (known as a colectomy) and the creation of either an ileostomy or an ileo-anal pouch.

Incontact

Incontact is a leading national organisation that provides information and support to people with bladder and bowel problems, their carers and health professionals that look after them

Macmillan

The UK's leading cancer information site: your one-stop site with over 6,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the protective lining around important organs, such as the lungs. It is caused by asbestos and takes at least 20-50 years to develop after exposure.

National Patient Safety Agency

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is concerned with improving the safety and quality of care through reporting, analysing and learning from adverse incidents and 'near misses' involving NHS patients.

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

NIHR - National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research provides a key mechanism through which the Department of Health will deliver the new R&D strategy set out in 'Best Research for Best Health'.

PPA - Drug Tariff

The electronic Drug Tariff provides access to the current edition of the National Health Service Drug Tariff for England and Wales.

SASH

SASH stoma support and parastomal hernia belts are suitable for Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy, Umbilical and waistline Insisional hernias

The Kingston Trust

The Kingston Trust CIO (KT) is a registered charitable Trust whose aim is to provide assistance to ileostomists and those with an ileo-anal pouch aged 16 years and over experiencing temporary or long term financial hardship.

The NHS

Information on the resources and services available within the NHS.

The NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation brings together the full range of organisations that make up the modern NHS in the UK. It acts as an independent force in the drive for better health and healthcare.

Urostomy Association

The Association was formed in 1971 as the Urinary Conduit Association to help people who are about to undergo or have undergone surgery resulting in diversion of the urinary stream. In 1984 the name was changed to the Urostomy Association (UA).

White Rose

White Rose Collection Ltd bring you useful products to make life with a stoma more comfortable, including Ladies and Men's underwear, swimwear and accessories.

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