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Action for Blind People
Action for Victims of Medical Accidents

ADDISS – U.K. attention deficit disorder information and support service

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Allergy and Asthma Disease management Centre


Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Alliance of UK Health Regulators on Europe (AURE)

Alzheimers Society

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Pain Management

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

American College of Cardiology

American College of Gastroenterology

American College of Nurse Midwives

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Rheumatology

American College of Sports Medicine

American Dental Association

American Gastroenterological Association

American Heart Association

American Holistic Medicine Association

American Institute for Cancer Research

American Lung Association

American Medical Association

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Physical Society

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society for Microbiology

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

American Sports Medicine Institute

American Thoracic Society

American Urological Association

Anthony Nolan Trust

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Association for Perioperative Practice

ARC (Association for Real Change) – Membership organisation which supports providers of services to people with a learning disability

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of British Neurologists (ABN)

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine (ACPOM)

Association of Clinical Pathologists

Association of Dental Implantology UK

Association of Medical Microbiologists

Association of Medical Research Charities
– Aims to further medical research in the UK

Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Radical Midwives

Association of Reflexologists

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT)

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Asthma Research Unit – University of Dundee

Audit Commission

Australian Medical Association


Bobath Centre
– Provides information on cerebral palsy and acquired neurological conditions. Offers training courses for health professionals

Bone Research Society

Brain and Spine Foundation

Bristol Urological Institute

British Academy of Audiology

British Andrology Society

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy

British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology

British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

British Association for Tissue Banking

British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians

British Association of Dermatologists

British Association of Medical Managers

British Association of Occupational Therapists / College of Occupational Therapy

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons (ENT.UK)

British Association of Skin Camouflage

British Association of Social Workers

British Association of Urological Surgeons

British Brain and Spine Foundation

British Burn Association

British Cardiovascular Society

British Complementary Medicine Association

British Council for Prevention of Blindness

British Deaf Association

British Dental Association

British Dietetic Association

British Dyslexia Association

British Fertility Society

British Heart Foundation

British HIV Association

British Hypertension Society

British Infection Society

British Institute for Learning Disabilities

British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM)

British Institute of Radiology

British Lung Foundation

British Medical Acupuncture Society

British Medical Association

British Medical Ultrasound Society

British Neuropsychiatry Association

British Organ Donor Society (BODY)

British Orthodontic Society

British Orthopaedic Association

British Osteopathic Association

British Pain Society

British Psychological Society

British Renal Society

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

British Society for Haematology

British Society for Human Genetics

British Society of Audiology

British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology

British Society of Gastroenterology

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine

British Thoracic Society


Canadian Lung Association

Cancer Research UK

Care Quality Commission – Independent regulator of health and social care in England
– Aims to signpost individuals to the numerous sources of support, advice and information throughout the UK

Centre for Policy on Aging

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Chief Medical Officer

Children’s Heart Federation

Children’s Trust

Coeliac UK

College of American Pathologists

College of Emergency Medicine

Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) – Ceased operating on 31 March. Has been replaced by the Healthcare Commission. CHI website remains as an archive

Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health

Commonwealth Fund – A private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues. Makes grants to improve healthcare practices

Concordat – “The Concordat is a voluntary agreement between organisations that regulate, audit, inspect or review elements of health and healthcare in England. It was launched in June 2004 by 10 organisations, led by the Healthcare Commission. There are now 20 signatories working together to coordinate their activities such as audits, reviews and inspections. By streamlining their activities, these signatories are supporting the improvement of health services for the public”

Contact a Family

Counsel and Care – Provides advice and help for older people. U.K

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) – Aims to raise an awareness of sudden death syndrome. Provides information on various heart conditions

Cystic Fibrosis Trust U.K


Deafblind UK

Department of Health

Department of Health Coronary Heart Disease Team

DIRLINE – Directory of health organisations

Down Syndrome Education International Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Research Institute


Economic and Social Research Council – U.K.research funding and training agency for economic and social concerns

Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research

Elderly Accommodation Council – A national charity offering advice and information about all forms of accommodation for older people

Equality and Human Rights Commission

European Academy of Andrology

European Academy of Dermatology and Verereology

European Association of Urology

European Brain Council

European Council of Classical Homeopathy

European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare

European Federation of Neurological Societies

European Healthcare Management Association

European Observatory on Health Systems

European Resuscitation Council

European Science Foundation

European Society for Quality in Healthcare – ESQH is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of quality in European healthcare.

European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow

European Society of Cardiology

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Food Standards Agency

Foundation for Assistive Technology


General Dental Council

General Medical Council

General Optical Council

Genetics Society

Genetics Society of America


Health and Safety Executive

Health Professions Council

Haemophilia Society

Heart UK
– Formerly British Hyperlipaedimia Association
Herb Research FoundationHospital Infection Society

Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority


Independent Living Institute

Independent Midwives Association
– U.K midwives who have chosen to practice outside the NHS


Institute for Preventive Sports Medicine
Institute of Cancer Research

Institute of Healthcare Management

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

International Federation of Sports Medicine

International Glaucoma Association

International Society for Quality In Healthcare

Irish Department of Health and Children

Irish Heart Foundation

Irish Medical Organisation

Irish Nursing Board
(An Bord Altranais)

Irish Nurses Organisation


Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute



Kidney and Urology Foundation of America

Kidney Research UK

King’s Fund



Legal Services Commission



Macular Disease Society

Medical Defence Union

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Medical Protection Society


Mental Health Foundation
National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

National Association of Clinical Tutors

National Cancer Research Institute

National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Clinical Assessment Service

National Deaf Children’s Society
– Provides support of parents of deaf children

National Eczema Association

National Eczema Society
– U.K


National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
– U.S


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research – U.S

National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institute of Medical Herbalists
– U.K. professional association for practitioners of herbal medicine

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
– U.S

National Network for Immunization Information

National Osteoporosis Society (NOS)

National Quality Measures Clearing House (NQMC)

National Recruitment Office for General Practice Training

National Research Ethics Service

National Rehabilitation Centre

National Society for Epilepsy

National Stroke Association

NHS – A-Z list of Authorities and Trusts

NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services Division

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Litigation Authority

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma

Obstetric Anaesthetists Association


Pain Concern U.K

Pain Research Institute
– Part of the University of Liverpool Department of Neurological Science

Pathological Society of Great Britain and IrelendPerinatal Institute

Policy Studies Institute – An independant organisation sponsoring research for social, economic and cultural policy
Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB)


Radiological Society of North America

Research Council for Complementary Medicine

Resuscitation Council

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)

RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf)

ROAR (Resevoirs of Antibiotic Resistance Network)

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Royal College of Pathologists

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Royal College of Physicians of London

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Royal College of Radiologists

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Royal Society

Royal Society of Medicine

ScHARR – School of Health and Related Research University of Sheffield

SICOT : The World Orthopaedic Organisation (The International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)

Social Care Association

Society for General Microbiology (SGM)

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Society of Radiographers


UK Clinical Ethics Network

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

UK National Kidney Federation
U.K. Transplant



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