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We have selected a range of websites and organistions below that may provide information of interest to people with bladder and bowel problems.  However, please note B&BF is not responsible for the content of the sites listed. If you would like B&BF to consider including your website on this page please send us an email and we will consider your request.  

Please click on the categories below for more useful web sites:

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Bowel
Constipation Advice
Information for people who suffer from constipation.

Constipation Experts
The Constipation Experts are naturopaths who offer a valuable pool of naturopathic and herbal knowledge to provide reliable advice on naturally coping with constipation.

Digestive Disorders Foundation
Information for sufferers, their families & friends.

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group
Provides help to people who undergo surgery resulting in a pouch.

IBS Network (previously the Gut Trust)
To inform, support & educate those with IBS & their families/carers.

Crohn's and Colitis (previously NACC)
Offers information & support to those living with inflammatory bowel disease.

Bladder/Bowel Related Organisations

ACA
Organisation for continence professionals.

ERIC (Enuresis Resource & Information Centre)
Information and support for children, young people and their families on all aspects of childhood continence including bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and constipaton.

GEEPS
Gastroschisis, exomphalos, extrophies-parent support group.

Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation (COB)
Provides support for people with cystitis or overactive bladder, their families & friends.

The British Toilet Association

Campaigning for better public toilets.

UK Toilet Phobia Group
This group is for women and men who have any kind of anxieties about using toilets.

World Toilet Organisation
Information on toilets and promotes sanitation issues

BAUS
British Association of Urological Surgeons

BAUN
British Assocation of Urological Nurses

UKCS
United Kingdom Continence Society

UK Paruresis Trust
A UK Charity dedicated to helping men and women with Shy Bladder Syndrome.

RCN
Royal College of Nursing

 

Cancer

Action on Bladder Cancer (ABC)
ABC is the only UK charity purely focussed on improving the lives of people with bladder cancer. Our priority is for ABC to fulfil the clear need for a UK charity solely dedicated to bladder cancer.

Asbestos.com
Focuses on asbestos and the negative health effects it has on individuals. Also provides free information and helps patients find doctors, treatment centres and support groups.

Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK is a leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancer, improving the quality of life of those affected by the disease, and, ultimately, reducing deaths from the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, affecting men and women equally.

Cancer Bacup
Information & support for those with cancer.

Chemo Care
Scott Hamilton's chemotherapy site.

Colon Cancer Concern
Information & awareness of colorectal (large bowel) cancer.

Cancer Research UK
Patient information.

Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign
Information and supprt for those affected by bowel cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Relief
Patient information.

Mesothelioma Symptoms
The leading resource for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Web
Provides information and support to those exposed to asbestos

The Mesthelioma Association
 

Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer
Useful information on testicular, prostate and penile cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Charity

Fighting prostate cancer on every front - through research, support, information and campaigning.

Carers

Carehome
Provides information and advise relating to care. Visitors can use the search facility to find an appropriate care home. With over 20,000 UK care homes listed, the search engine allows users to search via location or facility.

Carers National Association
Information & advice on all aspects of caring.

NHFA
Care fees advisory service.

UK Nursing Homes Directory
Nursing and care homes directory.

Care Directions
Empowering information to help achieve preferred lifestyle outcomes for older people and their caring families.

Carers UK
Carers uk improve carers lives through research, information provision and campaigning.

MHA
MHA is a charity providing care, specialist dementia care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain

Nursing Home Abuse
A website to raise awareness of nursing home abuse.

Pressure Ulcer
A useful websitesite created to raise awareness of how prevelant pressure ulcers and bed sores are and how we can help our loved ones avoid these deadly issues in nursing homes.

Stroke4Carers

A website that provides advice, support and information for carers, with online e-learning tools.

Sanctuary Care
A leading UK care provider who provide residential,nursing, dementia, intermediate, respite and home care services across the UK.

Disability

 

Dial Doncaster
Dial Doncaster aim to provide an easily accessible Information and Advisory Service for people who live in the Doncaster area. The website contains fact sheets, benefit information, publications and more.

Disability now
Disability newspaper.

Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre
Provides a wide range of information on bladder and bowel management for people with spinal cord injury
 

Equality Act (Disability Discrimination)
From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).  It aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.

PAMIS (Profound & Multiple Impairment Service)
Information & training on care, education, & leisure for adults & children with profound learning disabilities.

Ricability
Research & information on products for people with disabilities & older people.

The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
RADAR provides information on keys for disabled toilet facilities & holiday accommodation.

Wheelchair Users
Information & support.

Action for blind people
Charity providing free and confidential for blind and partially sighted people.

Radar Disability Network
National network of disability organisations and disabled people.

Disabled Living

PHAB
National charity dedicated to the intergration of people with physical disablities in the community.

General Health Sites

BBC - health

Directory 4 Health
Online health directory and health resource.

Discovery Health Channel

Durham Information Guide (DIG)
DIG is an online database which allows you to search for information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a countywide, regional and national basis.

Health A to Z

Nutritionist- Resource

Stairliftprices
A useful site containing information on stairlifts. The site is also a useful provision for the elderly as it contains articles on retirement.

The Vitamins and Nutrition Center

Information on vitamins and nutrition, reports on the latest vitamin research and how vitamins prevent disease

Find a toilet
Find a toilet is the UK's largest database of toilets.

Health and Medical Internet Resources (UK)

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

As the independent regulator of all health and adult social care services in England, CQC registers, monitors and routinely inspects all hospitals, care homes and home care agencies to ensure that they meet national standards of quality and safety. 

Your feedback plays a vital role in helping CQC Inspectors to decide when and where to inspect services. If you would like to report poor care, visit www.cqc.org.uk and click on ‘Your experience’.
 

Channel 4 - illness

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
an online resource providing useful information, common health problems benefitted by phsio and a physiotherapy practice search facility

Embarrassing Problems

Gastrointestinal Nursing
Primarily for nurses in this field, but has some interesting articles

Medicine Guides

Medical Advisory Service

Net doctor

NHS Direct
Provides advice & information about health issues.

NHS Local Equipment Links
Contains health links which are useful for the public

Patients Association
Supports patients to help them speak up for themselves.

Self Help UK
Searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations and support groups across the UK.

Surgery door

Therapy Directory
An online directory and information resource regarding alternative and complementary medicine

 

TotalHealth
The latest treatment options for overactive bladder and stress incontinence in women

VHI Health
Irish web site offering customised healthcare information.

Web MD Health

Men

Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) (also known as impotence) is defined as "an inability to attain and/or maintain an erection adequate for satisfactory sexual experience".

Male Health
Male health website.

NORM UK
Provides information to inform and educate the medical profession and members of the public about the functional value of natural male genitals and about everyday treatments for common problems that alleviate the need for genital surgery.

Penilecancersymptoms
A useful website containing information on the symptoms and treatments for penile cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Charity 
The UK's leading voluntary organisation working with people affected by prostate cancer. They provide vital support for anyone affected by prostate cancer: concerned and diagnosed men, their partners, friends and families.

Prostate Help Association (PHA)
Information on prostate health

Prostatitis Foundation
Information on prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), USA organisation.


British Prostatitis Support Association

Older People

Age Concern
Provides information & support to older people & campaigns and researches to improve quality of life.

Alzheimers Society
A national charity for people with dementia & their carers.

DementiaWeb
Dementia Information Resources for Oxfordshire

Help the Aged
Provides practical support to older people.

Nursing Care Guide
The Nursing Care Guide is a comprehensive guide to nursing care issues and care related articles

Counsel and care

Relatives and Residents Association
The Relatives & Residents Association exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and the families and friends left behind.

Ostomy

British Colostomy Association
For those with a colostomy or about to have a colostomy.

Urostomy Association
To help people who are about to undergo or have undergone surgery resulting in diversion of the urinary stream.

Ostomy Lifestyle
Ostomy Lifestyle is a national charity providing a centralised resource for support, advice and information to anyone affected by stoma surgery.

Products

For information on companies that provide continence products or other related products and treatments to help manage bladder and/or bowel problems, please visit our Bladder Products Section or Bowel Products Section.

Related Conditions

Adhesions Society
Adhesions and Adhesion related disorders (ARD) are one of the most common complications of surgery. Adhesions are internal scars, strand like fibrous tissue that form an abnormal bond between two parts of the body after trauma.

Association For Spinabifida &Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)
Advice & support to people affected by spinabifida & hydrocephalus (neural tube defects).

Cauda Equina Syndrome UK Charity
A social website for those with Cauda Equina Syndrome (spinal damage).

CESA (Cauda Equina Syndrome)
Is a patient led non-profit organisation, striving to raise awareness of Cauda Equina Syndrome and support people living with the condition

Coeliac UK
UK charity supporting those with gluten intolerance.

Depression Alliance
Information and support for people with depression.

Diabetes UK
Information & campaigning for people with diabetes.

Fibromyalgia Association
Information and support on this musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder.

Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium that lives in the stomach and duodenum (section of intestine just below stomach).

IBS Tales
Read the personal experiences of irritable bowel syndrome sufferers and share your own story online.

Menopause and Black Cohosh Information Center
Information about treatment options, articles regarding menopause and researched methods of effectively dealing with menopause.

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Largest voluntary organisation, providing support to people with multiple sclerosis & their families.

MS Trust
UK charity for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and friends, and for all health professionals.

National Candida Society
Information for people with candida overgrowth.

The Pancreatitis Supporters' Network
Provides medical information and support for sufferers of the condition called pancreatitis.

The Parkinson's Disease Society
To help people with Parkinson's Disease.

Paruresis
Shy bladder syndrome support group.

 

Scope
Information & support for people affected by cerebral palsy.

Spinal Injuries Association
Offers support & information to people affected by spinal injury, campaigning & raising awareness.

The Stroke Association
Information & support for people affected by stroke & research into the condition.

Long Term Conditions Alliance
Umbrella body for national voluntary organisation in the UK working to meet the needs of people with long term conditions.

LCIL
The Lothian Centre for Integrated Living is a disability and user led organisation established in 1991 to provide a range of practical services to disabled people.

TTMed urology
Your fully intergrated multimedia eductational platform in urology used by specialist physicians, general practitioners, nurses and students to stay abreast of the latest advances in the urology field.

DSS
Benefits Agency.

Kidney Federation
National Kidney Federation.

Pain Concern
Information & support for chronic pain sufferers.

Sex and Relationships

RELATE
RELATE is a national organisation offering counselling, sex therapy, relationship education and training to support couple and family relationships throughout life.

Support Groups

North Wales Incontinence Support Group
Support for all bladder and bowel issues in North Wales.

Poly People (FAP)
Provides support/information/education to anyone whose lives are or have been affected by Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Gardner’s Syndrome (FAP) plus Peutz Jegher’s Syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis and MYH (Mut Y Homolog).

Travel

 

Department of Transport
Information on the Blue Badge Scheme

Tourism for all
(formerly Holiday Care) is a national charity that provides holiday and travel information to older and disabled people. Thousands of people seek their advice about accessible holidays and travel products and services every year.

Vitalise
Holiday & respite opportunities for people with physical disabilities & their carers.

Women

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health
UK based clinical interest group specialising in women's health.

Daisy Network
Information & support for those with premature menopause.

FORWARD
Is a campaign and support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women. Their informative site covers Vesicovaginal Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistulas, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.

The National Childbirth Trust
Offers support in pregnancy, childbirth, & early parenthood.

Women's Environmental Network
A national UK charity that works on links between women, environment and health.

Women's Health
Provides information on a range of gynaecological & sexual topics.

Women's Health Clinic
An educational site to help women about various common women diseases.

Women's Waterworks

Provides information on incontinence and offers a free download of Dr. Pauline Chiarelli's book Womens Waterworks.

Wellbeing of Women WOW

Endometriosis UK

SHE Trust UK

Menopause matters

British Menopause Society

Vulval Pain Society

International

Confederation of Indian organisations
CIO works with South Asian organisations in the UK. Our aim is provide and develop high quality services that strengthen these organisations and be a strong voice on policy issues that affect the South Asian community.

International Continence Society

International Painful Bladder Society

Last updated: 10/10/2013

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