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UK Health Organisations

Action Medical Research

Charity dedicated to improving the lives of babies and children. actionmedres

African Health Policy Network (AHPN)

Aims to improve the health and well being of the UK's African population, by influencing health policies to ensure the health needs of minority communities are addressed.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health

Seeks to raise the profile of primary care and public health within Parliament.

Association of Medical Reporting Organisations

Dedicated to the promoting of professional standards in medical reporting. Presents information on their code of conduct and membership. amro_uk

Association of Medical Research Charities

Supports the effectiveness of member medical charities. Contains information on training, plus consultation responses and briefings.

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland

Aims to improve the delivery, the results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment.


Set up as BHAF (Black HIV/AIDS Forum), now tackling issues surrounding Black sexual health and health services for all marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

A multidisciplinary body created to represent and serve the interests of all professionals involved in the provision of cardiac rehabilitation.

British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO)

A professional network of doctors, dentists, and medical and dental students of Indian heritage; provides details of membership and benefits, events, regional structure, resources and news, and contacts.

British Medical Association

An independent trade union representing practising doctors and medical students; includes details of membership, services, news and contacts.

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

A professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management.

Care Quality Commission

Independent regulator of health and social care in England. Includes information about their assessment and inspection services, registration, improvement projects and reports.


Launched in 2009 with the aim to inspire a social movement, through which government, the NHS, local authorities, businesses, charities, schools, families and community leaders could all play a part in improving children’s diets and activity levels.

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

Established to oversee the work of the regulatory bodies for health professionals. Describes their role, structure, and policies, with news and contacts.

Farm Buddies

Agency specialising in matching farm and other rural industry placements with care clients.

The Farriers Foundation

Set up to provide financial and practical support to farriers, and their families, in times of injury or illness.

General Medical Council

The independent regulator for doctors in the UK; they maintain the medical register, and set standards for medical training. Information about registration for doctors, their role in dealing with complaints, and contacts.

Health Foundation

Independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. Contains information on the charity's theories, research programmes, events and publications. healthfdn

Health Professions Council

Maintains a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Includes details of their services, publications, and contacts.

Health Research Authority

Protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health research.

Health Tree Foundation

Charity that works in partnership with the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Health Watch

Independent charity promoting evidence based medicine. Contains news, position papers and newsletter archives.

Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM)

A professional organisation for managers throughout health and social care, including the NHS, independent providers, and the Armed Forces. Includes information about membership and benefits, regional structure, events, education and training, news, and contacts.

Integral Health Solutions

Offers strategic consulting to transform and assist businesses in the healthcare industry.

Janki Foundation

UK charity promoting spirituality in health care.

King's Fund

An independent charitable foundation supporting health research and innovation. Includes their current projects, publications, events, and history. TheKingsFund

Medical Detection Dogs

Trains specialist dogs to detect the odour of human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, Addison's disease, and nut allergy. MedDetectDogs

Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture

London based organisation which provides medical, psychological and social support for refugees who have undergone traumatic experiences.

The Medical Protection Society Limited

Protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals.

National Association for Patient Participation

Promoting and supporting patient participation in primary care.

National Voices

A coalition of health and social care charities working to strengthen the voice of broad public interest in health and social care. Includes details of their policy and research work, resources, press releases, and contacts.

Nuffield Trust

Independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health and social care in the UK. NuffieldTrust

Office of Health Economics (OHE)

Conducts research and provides consultancy services on health economics and related policy issues; with a guide to current programmes and services, health statistics, news, and materials for schools.

Patient Information Forum

PiF is an independent group united by a common purpose, the development, production, and dissemination of high quality information for patients, carers and their families.

The Patients Association

National healthcare charity which helps and supports patients by signposting them to advice and information, publishing guides, listening to problems, and campaigning on the behalf of patients. PatientsAssoc

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

PSNC promotes and supports the interests of all NHS community pharmacies in England.

Police Healthcare Scheme

Provides information on the police healthcare scheme covering England and Wales.

Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health

UK charity championing an integrated approach to health with articles, links and newsletter.


Funded by the Department of Health to provide quick and easy access to all health-related funding opportunities open to UK researchers.

The Royal London CRF

Provides both the facilities and the staff to undertake commercial or non-commercial clinical trials.

Shifting the Balance of Care (SBC)

Aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland by increasing emphasis on health improvement and anticipatory care, providing more continuous care and more support closer to home.


Not for profit company, organised and governed by GPs for the purpose of providing medically necessary care to the population of Shropshire and surrounding counties out-of-hours (OOH) on behalf of its members.

Skills For Health

Operating under licence to the government as part of the Skills for Business Network works with employers across the National Health Services, the voluntary and independent sectors to identify and address workforce development needs.

South Asian Health Foundation

Promotes improvements in the quality of, and access to, healthcare and health promotion in South Asian communities; includes resources, events diary, news, and details of their activities.

St John Scotland

Formed in 1947, is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping others through medical and rescue activities.

UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy

Holds a voluntary register of healthcare chaplains in the UK and seek to promote the confidence of the public and employers in healthcare chaplaincy and to develop professional standards of practice.

UK Mask Force

A charity helping to raise funds to get PPE to those working in the NHS and care homes, plus key workers.

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