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.
Please click on the categories below for more useful web sites:
> Bladder/Bowel Related Organisations
> General Health Sites
> Health and medical internet resources
> Older People
> Related Conditions
> Sex and Relationships
> Support Groups
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.
Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group: Provides help to people who undergo surgery resulting in a pouch.
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.
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.
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
RCN: Royal College of Nursing
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 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.
Chemo Care: Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site.
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 Applied Research Foundation: The 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 Cancer: Useful information on testicular, prostate and penile cancer.
ProstateCancerUK: Fighting prostate cancer on every front – through research, support, information and campaigning.
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.
Ricability: Research & information on products for people with disabilities & older people.
Disability Rights UK: National network of disability organisations and disabled people. Includes information on the Radar National Key Scheme (NKS).
General Health Sites
Nutritionist- Resource: Search our support network to find a professional nutritionist in your local area.
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
Patients Association: Supports patients to help them speak up for themselves.
Therapy Directory: An online directory and information resource regarding alternative and complementary medicine
Male Health: Male health website.
AgeUK: 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Stroke Association: Information & support for people affected by stroke & research into the condition.
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.
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).
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.
Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP): A UK based Professional Network affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Daisy Network: Information & support for those with premature menopause.
Women’s Health: Provides information on a range of gynaecological & sexual topics.