Useful links

Useful links

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is an independent charity promoting better patient safety and justice for those who have been affected by a medical accident.

Automative Group 
A manufacturer of small and medium sized Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) for up to five passengers plus the wheelchair.

BIBIC - British Institute for Brain Injured Children
BIBIC is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic and acquired brain injury and specific learning difficulties such as attention deficits hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

BIRT - Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) helps people regain the skills lost as a result of brain injury. We offer a range of services designed to meet the needs of people at different stages of rehabilitation - from assessment to comprehensive rehabilitation, long-term housing and care, and community-based support.

Birth Trauma Association
The Birth Trauma Association supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience. They are mothers who wish to support other women who have suffered difficult births and aim to offer advice and support to all women who are finding it hard to cope with their childbirth experience.

BMA - British Medical Association
Leading organisation of doctors in the UK.

BNF - British National Formulary
Compiled with the advice of clinical experts this essential reference provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.

British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers
BABICM is a professional association which was established in 1996 to promote the development of case management in the field of acquired brain injury.

Cancer Help
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.

CancerBACKUP provide support for cancer patients, their families and carers. Their aim is to provide the up-to-date information, practical advice and support needed to reduce the fear and uncertainty of cancer.

Care Standards
Acts of Parliament printed from this website are printed under the superintendence and authority of the Controller of HMSO being the Queen`s Printer of Acts of Parliament. 

Charlotte’s Shining Star
Charlotte’s Shining Star exists to influence the government to change its age policy on cervical screening. It has three main objectives: regular screenings for women over the age of 18; to promote, maintain, improve and advance education and awareness of cervical cancer and its associated issues; to raise funds to support the Young Oncology Unit (YOU) at The Christie (, Manchester.

Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust (Cbit) supports children, young people and families affected by an acquired brain injury. They aim to enable those affected to achieve their potential through support groups, information resources, grants, and a telephone help-line.

CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent are the UK`s leading children`s cancer charity. They offer all round care and support to families during and after treatment.
Contact a family
The Contact a Family website is for families who have a disabled child and those who work with them or are interested to find out more about their needs. The website tells you more about getting information, advice and support from their national office and in your area.
Department of Health
Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications

Disability Rights Commission
The Disability Rights Commission aim to encourage a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens.
Disabled Parents Network
Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.
Erb’s Palsy Group
Their aim is to improve public education on Erb’s Palsy through provision of information and guidance to sufferers and their families.
General Medical Council
General Medical Council – regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice. 
HBINFO - the UK site for housing benefits
This site is for local government employees, welfare rights advisors and housing workers.
Headway is a charity helping and supporting those people affected by a brain injury. It does this through a UK network of local groups and branches. It also helps to deliver high quality services through guidance on policies, procedures, standards and training.
Quality Care Commission
The Quality Care Commission promotes improvement in the quality of the NHS and independent healthcare.
Her Majesty's Courts Service
Agency of the Department for Constitutional Affairs whose remit is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public.
House of Lords - Judicial Business
House of Lords Judgments. This page lists Html versions of all House of Lords judgments delivered since 14 November 1996.
Human Rights Act 1998
Full text of the Act which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into English law.
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
The Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) web site is dedicated to children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide.
Limbless Association
The Limbless Association provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs. It has a nationwide network of volunteer visitors (within the UK) who are all amputees themselves, offering support and encouragement to prospective amputees, carers and those already trying to come to terms with limb loss or deficiency. Pannone LLP are on their expert national panel of 5 law firms with particular experience dealing with legal cases arising from amputations.
Manchester Area Bereavement Forum
Manchester Area Bereavement Forum (MABF) is a bereavement support and training organisation set up by volunteers in 1993 to offer support to people experiencing loss and those caring agencies involved in bereavement work within a variety of professional and non-professional settings.
Marie Curie
Marie Curie provides free care to around 25,000 people with cancer every year. They also provide support for families and run campaigns.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
We enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. No product is risk-free. Underpinning all our work lie robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits to patients and the public justify the risks.

Meningitis UK
Meningitis UK works relentlessly to stamp out meningitis and save lives. The charity invests in pioneering research to protect future generations. We also help people understand what to look out for so they can protect themselves and the ones they love and have helped many people cope with the impact of this terrible disease.
NHS Direct
The 24 hour nurse-led telephone advice service run by the NHS. Provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions.
Orchid Cancer Appeal
Orchid exists to save men`s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through funding pioneering research and promoting awareness of these previously neglected diseases.
PACE Rehabilitation Limited
PACE Rehabilitation are of the UK’s leading independent rehabilitation providers. Experts in mobility and ambulation, they bring the relevant specialists together in a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach.
Rainbow House
This centre provides a relaxed and informative environment for parents and children of all ages. We help disabled children to help themselves through the provision of conductive education - the unified system of rehabilitation for children with neurological disorders like cerebral palsy and genetic conditions.
Reach is a national organisation providing support and advice for children with hand or arm deficiencies, and their parents.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People are the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.
The stillbirth and neonatal death charity support anyone affected by the death of a baby and promote research to reduce the loss of babies` lives.
Scope is a UK disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Their aim is that disabled people achieve equality. They also carry out research into issues affecting disabled people and organise national and local campaigns. They offer information, advice or just someone to talk to. From their website you can also access leaflets for parents as well as fact-sheets on therapies and other aspects of living with disability.
Spinal Injuries Association
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) was set up in 1974 in order to support people with spinal cord injuries. They aim to provide support, encouragement and information, so that those affected can look forward to enjoying a full and independent life.
Steps are a small national charity supporting those affected by a lower limb condition such as clubfoot or a hip condition. Their services include a helpline and information service.
The Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation was established in 1992 to develop education, research and information programmes in order to improve the treatment and care of people with brain and spinal disorders.
The Douglas Bader Foundation
The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of people who are without one or more limbs, or otherwise physically disabled. Centre provides support rehabilitation services for the amputee community, including a Walking School and Rehab Therapy Groups. Pannone LLP are on their expert national panel of 5 law firms with particular experience dealing with legal cases arising from amputations.
The Law Society
The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.
The Legal 500
The Legal 500 is a guide to recommended law firms and lawyers. It is designed for clients and includes detailed independent editorial and law firm directories.
The Legal Services Commission
The Community Legal Service (CLS) helps people with civil legal problems such as family breakdown, debt and housing. The Criminal Defence Service (CDS) helps people who are under police investigation or facing criminal charges.
The Prostate Cancer Charity
The Prostate Cancer Charity is the largest and most comprehensive of the charities focused specifically on prostate cancer. Their aim is to provide hope for tomorrow through the funding research and offering practical support for today through our extensive information services. They offer publications, a telephone helpline, a list of support contacts, and newsletters.
Vision 2020
VISION 2020 UK is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK which focus on visual impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis. The website has links to other organisations.

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