Resources & Charities

A few support groups and organisations which you may find useful.

A list of resources

TopicOrganisationDetails / Links
Patients OrganisationsAction against Medical Accidents (AvMA)A charity that represents the interests of people who have suffered a medical accident.
The Patients AssociationA charity that represents patients.
MRSA Action UKA registered charity providing support and information for anyone affected or wanting to know about MRSA
MindA charity that offers help and support to people with mental distress.
The Erb’s Palsy GroupA charity that offers help and support to parents and children with erb’s palsy.
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)A voluntary organisation that campaigns for improved maternity services.
The Birth Trauma Association (BTA)A charity that supports women who suffer birth trauma.
Government BodiesThe Parliamentary and Health Service OmbudsmanA government sponsored official who has the authority to enquire into complaints of mal-administration within the National Health Service.
The National Patient Safety AgencyA government body that collects and analyses information on adverse health events with a view to identifying the risk and produces solutions to prevent them happening again.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)A government body that has responsibility for advising the National Health Service on the most effective treatment options.
The Care Quality CommissionThe government sponsored body that regulates health and social care in England whether provided by the NHS, private companies or voluntary organisations.
Regulatory BodiesThe Law SocietyThe Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that represents and governs solicitors for the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
The Nursing and Midwifery CouncilThe nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The General Medical CouncilAn charity which helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors.
The Legal OmbudsmanThe Legal Ombudsman is an ombudsman service that opened in October 2010. It is a free service that investigates complaints about lawyers in England and Wales.