Links

We have selected a range of websites and organisations below that may provide information of interest to people with bladder and bowel problems.  However, please note B&BC is not responsible for the content of the sites listed. If you would like B&BC 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:

> Bowel
> Bladder/Bowel Related Organisations
> Cancer
> Carers
> Disability
> General Health Sites
> Health and medical internet resources
> Men
> Older People
> Ostomy
> Products
> Related Conditions
> Sex and Relationships
> Support Groups
> Travel
> Women
> International

Bowel

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

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support GroupProvides 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

ACAOrganisation 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.

GEEPSGastroschisis, 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 AssociationCampaigning for better public toilets.

World Toilet OrganisationInformation on toilets and promotes sanitation issues

BAUSBritish Association of Urological Surgeons

BAUNBritish Assocation of Urological Nurses

UKCSUnited Kingdom Continence Society

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

RCNRoyal 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.

Bowel Cancer UKBowel 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.

Chemo CareScott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site.

Cancer Research UKPatient information.

Lynn’s Bowel Cancer CampaignInformation and supprt for those affected by bowel cancer.

Macmillan Cancer ReliefPatient information.

Mesothelioma Applied Research FoundationThe Meso Foundation (formerly MARF) is the only non-profit organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma and the suffering caused by it, by funding research, providing education and support for patients and their families, and by advocating for federal funding of mesothelioma research.

Orchid – Fighting Male CancerUseful information on testicular, prostate and penile cancer.

ProstateCancerUKFighting prostate cancer on every front – through research, support, information and campaigning.

Carers

CarehomeProvides 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.

National Care AssociationInformation & advice on all aspects of caring.

UK Nursing Homes DirectoryNursing and care homes directory.

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

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

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

Nursing Home AbuseA website to raise awareness of nursing home abuse.

Pressure UlcerA 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.

Stroke4CarersA 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 DoncasterDial Doncaster aim to provide an easily accessible Information and Advisory Service for people who live in the Doncaster area. The website contains information sheets, benefit information, publications and more.

Disability nowDisability newspaper.

Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment CentreProvides 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.

RicabilityResearch & information on products for people with disabilities & older people.

Wheelchair UsersInformation & support.

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

Disability Rights UKNational network of disability organisations and disabled people. Includes information on the Radar National Key Scheme (NKS).

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

General Health Sites

BBC – health

Directory 4 HealthOnline 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.

Nutritionist- ResourceSearch our support network to find a professional nutritionist in your local area.

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

Great British Public Toilet MapFind 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’.

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

Embarrassing Problems

Medicine Guides

Medical Advisory Service

Net doctor

NHS Choices 

Patients AssociationSupports patients to help them speak up for themselves.

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

Surgery door

Therapy DirectoryAn online directory and information resource regarding alternative and complementary medicine

TotalHealthThe latest treatment options for overactive bladder and stress incontinence in women

Web MD Health

Men

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

Male HealthMale health website.

15 Square (previously 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.

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

ProstateCancerUKThe 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 FoundationInformation on prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), USA organisation.

British Prostatitis Support Association

Older People

AgeUKProvides information & support to older people & campaigns and researches to improve quality of life.

Alzheimers SocietyA national charity for people with dementia & their carers.

DementiaOxfordshireDementia Information Resources for Oxfordshire

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

Ostomy

British Colostomy AssociationFor those with a colostomy or about to have a colostomy.

StomawiseThe Ostomy Support Charity

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

Related Conditions

Adhesions SocietyAdhesions 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.

Spina Bifida Association

Cauda Equina Syndrome UK CharityA 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 UKUK charity supporting those with gluten intolerance.

Depression AllianceInformation and support for people with depression.

Diabetes UKInformation & campaigning for people with diabetes.

Fibromyalgia AssociationInformation and support on this musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder.

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

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

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

Candida SocietyInformation for people with candida overgrowth.

The Pancreatitis Supporters’ NetworkProvides medical information and support for sufferers of the condition called pancreatitis.

The Parkinson’s Disease SocietyTo help people with Parkinson’s Disease.

ParuresisShy bladder syndrome support group.

ScopeInformation & support for people affected by cerebral palsy.

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

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

LCILThe 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.

DSSBenefits Agency.

Kidney FederationNational Kidney Federation.

Pain ConcernInformation & support for chronic pain sufferers.

Sex and Relationships

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

Support Groups

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 TransportInformation 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.

VitaliseHoliday & respite opportunities for people with physical disabilities & their carers.

Women

Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP): A UK based Professional Network affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Daisy NetworkInformation & support for those with premature menopause.

FORWARDIs 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 TrustOffers support in pregnancy, childbirth, & early parenthood.

Women’s Environmental NetworkA national UK charity that works on links between women, environment and health.

Women’s HealthProvides information on a range of gynaecological & sexual topics.

Women’s WaterworksProvides information on incontinence and offers a free download of Dr. Pauline Chiarelli’s book Womens Waterworks.

Wellbeing of Women WOWWellbeing of Women is the charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies

Endometriosis UK

SHE Trust UK

Menopause matters

British Menopause Society

Vulval Pain Society

International

Confederation of Indian organisationsCIO 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