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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Barnardo's helps the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential.

beat provides advice and support to anyone affected by an eating disorder through helplines, self help groups, online services and leaflets.

Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading UK charity for bowel cancer patients, working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer. Through our work we aim to save lives from this common cancer.

Birth Trauma Association (BTA)

The BTA provides support and information for women who have suffered traumatic experiences in childbirth.


BirthChoiceUK is a voluntary organisation which helps women choose where to give birth through information provided by way of a website. This includes a guide to women's options for place of birth, relevant maternity statistics and details of research to help women get the kind of birth they want.

Black Health Agency (BHA)

The Chrity's objects are to protect and preserve good health and well-being in particular by promoting the good health and well-being of marginalised comminities through engagement, education, support services, professional advice and training.

Bliss - The special care baby charity

Bliss is the UK charity that helps care for premature and sick babies. We support families, fund cutting-edge research and campaign for improved hospital resources.

Blood Pressure Association (BPA)

Working to help lower the nation's blood pressure, the BPA provides information and support to those with or at risk of developing high blood pressure. Our site features down-loadable information in 32 languages. We also have an information line 0846 241 0989.

Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK (BCUK) aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.

Brain Tumour UK

Brain Tumour UK aims to provide support and information to brain tumour patients, their families and carers; to promote and engage in research into the nature, causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours; to increase awareness and advance the education of the public in all areas relating to brain tumours.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to saving lives and changing futures, through research, campaigning and education - removing the fear of breast cancer for good.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do.

Breastfeeding Network (BfN)

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) is a UK wide Registered Charity, which aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and those involved in their care. We provide support through the telephone helplines, in breastfeeding drop-in centres and through the Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline.

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

The BHF is the nation's heart charity, dedicated to saving lives every day through pioneering research, caring for patients and familes, campaigning for change and providing vital information to help people to care for their own heart health.

British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC)

BHFNC is committed to developing and promoting initiatives that will help professionals stimulate more people to take more activity as part of everyday life.

British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust is the national charity working to reduce the impact of liver disease in the UK through support, information, campaigning, and research.
We support patients with all types of liver disease and their familes.
We provide vital information to help people care for their liver health.

British Lung Foundation Wales (BLF)

BLF provides advice, information and support to people living with any type of lung disease.
It campaigns for improvements to services, whilst also funding world class research.

British Nutrition Foundation
The British Nutrition Foundation is a scientific and educational charity which promotes the well being of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of evidence-based nutritional knowledge and advice.
British Obesity Surgery Patient Association (BOSPA)

BOSPA empowers patients who are considering or who have had weight loss surgery by providing information and ongoing support through group meetings or on a individual basis. Membership is open to both patients and health professionals involved in this treatment area.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

British Renal Society (BRS)

The British Renal Society aims to bring together all those with a role in the promotion and delivery of effective, patient-centred care, with an aim of improving quality of life for people with kidney failure, their families and carers.

British Youth Council (BYC)

The British Youth Council (BYC) is the National Youth Council of the UK. BYC promotes the active citizenship of young people and works with them to develop their skills and abilities to participate in decision-making and controlling resources, encouraging them to work together and to take collective action.


Brook is the UK's leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. Brook services provide free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and outreach and education work. Ask Brook helpline: 0808 802 1234

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