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Action on Sugar

A group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health.

Aerotoxic Association

Offers support to those who believe they have become ill after breathing contaminated air whilst flying. Includes news, incident reports and newsletters. https://www.facebook.com/AerotoxicAssociation aerotoxic

Alliance to Save our Antibiotics

A coalition of health, medical, farming, environmental and civil society organisations from across the EU, calling for a ban to the routine preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals in the UK and the EU, and for dramatic reductions to farm use of the ‘Critically Important’ antibiotics.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS

Campaigns to keep HIV on the political agenda. APPG_HIV_AIDS

Association Against Medical Accidents

Independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident. Offers news, case studies and information on current campaigns.

Benzodiazepine Addiction, Withdrawal & Recovery

Provides information and resources for those suffering adverse affects from benzodiazepine and associated drugs.

British Asbestos Newsletter

Quarterly publication which is distributed to all those with an interest in asbestos related disease, including victim support groups, public bodies, lawyers and environmentalists. Includes online archives.

Campaign for Body Confidence

YMCA campaign which aims to raise awareness of body consciousness issues, particularly among young people.

Carer Watch

Provides a non-party-political campaign platform to change the way that opinion-formers, politicians and journalists think about carers.

CCG Inequality Indicators

Compare NHS Clinical Commisioning Group performance on health inequality based on data from the 2015/16 NHS CCG IAF.

Clinical Human Factors Group (CFHG)

Aims to improve standards of safety in healthcare, by promoting understanding of human factors hazards and techniques to deal with them; describes their programmes and activities, with a library of resources, and how to get involved.

Healthy Air

Campaign tackling air pollution; includes resources for campaigners, FAQ and news.

It Starts With Me

Campaign and social movement to stop HIV in the UK by Terrence Higgins Trust. https://www.facebook.com/startswithmeuk startswith_me

Maternity Action

Works to end inequality and promote the health and well-being of all pregnant women, their partners and children from before conception through to the child's early years.

Medical Technology Group (MTG)

A coalition of patient groups, research charities, and manufacturers working to make medical technologies available to everyone who needs them; provides news, details of their policy initiatives and campaigns, and contacts.

Medsin

A network of students that aims to promote health and campaign on health inequalities in local and global communities; includes information about current and recent campaigns, regional branches, resources, details of membership, news, and contacts.

Mental Health Resistance Network

Set up by people who live with mental distress in order to defend themselves from the assault by a cruel government whose only constituents are the super rich and who value everyone else according to how much they serve the interests of this minority. https://www.facebook.com/MHResist/

National Asbestos Helpline

Provides advice and guidance to thousands of asbestos-disease sufferers and their families every year across the UK. http://www.facebook.com/NationalAsbestosHelpline asbestos_help

National Pure Water Association

Campaigns against flouridated water in the UK; includes news and details of local groups.

Over-Count Drugs Information Agency

Provides information and resources about "over the counter" drugs, and to help people concerned about abuse or addiction to them.

Pesticides Action Network

Works to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them, and their presence in the environment. Includes information about their projects, informational resources, news, and links.

Prescription Charges Coalition

A group of over 40 organisations campaigning to end unfair prescription charges for people with long-term medical conditions.

Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre

Provides advice, guidance, case studies and campaign resources for those wishing to make a difference to public health at a local level.

Seroxat Mad -

Discussion forum offering help and advice about Seroxat, Citalopram, Paroxetine (Paxil) and other SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor) anti-depressants.

SSRI UK Support

Campaigns against the over-prescription of SSRI drugs, particularly to children, and offers support and resources to those experiencing problems.

Student Stop AIDS Campaign

Network of students across the UK who believe that the world’s response to the HIV pandemic is insufficient & unacceptable. StudentStopAIDS

UK Councils Against Flouridation

Presents news and articles from this organisation of local councils which are opposed to the flouridation of water.

UK Pesticides Campaign

Georgina Down's campaign for controls on crop-spraying and the use of pesticides, and particularly a ban on spraying near homes, schools, and workplaces; includes information resources, news of her legal challenges, press releases, and links.

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines UK

Aims to maximise global access to public health goods and promote research into neglected diseases. https://www.facebook.com/UAEMpage uaemuk

Yellow Card

Government scheme which allows patients to report online the suspected side effects of drugs and medication.

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