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Here you can find links to other useful websites. Please be aware that Stockport NHS Foundation Trust cannot be held responsible for the content and/or privacy practices of other websites.

A to Z of External Resources

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Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) - Regional network for innovative healthcare in the NHS
Action on hearing loss - Help, support and advice for people with tinnitus or hearing loss
Age UK - Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.
Alzheimers Society - The leading UK care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Asbestos.com - Provide vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma.

B

BBC News Health - Breaking health and medical newsfrom the UK and around the world.
Beechwood Cancer Care Centre - support for cancer patients and those with life limiting illnesses.
BLISS - For babies needing special or neonatal intensive care.
Blythe House Hospice - A charity providing confidential counselling support to people and families affected by cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK - Aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Breakthrough - A leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Care - Provides information and support for everyone affected by breast cancer.
Britain`s Nurses - Is an independent organisation to promote and celebrate all that’s best in nursing in the UK today.
British Heart Foundation - Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer.
British Lung Foundation - Support for people affected by lung disease, so that no one has to face it alone.

C

CALL - Support people living with cancer.
CALM - The Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35 years of age.
Cancer Research UK - Funding medical advancements to help beat cancer.
Care Quality Commission - The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
Care Quality Commission - Helpful self care information for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop areas.
Carecall - Is a 24-hour tele-monitoring and response service for older and vulnerable people living in Stockport.
Carers UK - The voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.
Choose Well Manchester - Helpful self care information for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop areas.
Christie Hospital - A specialist hospital, concerned with the treatment of cancer and associated diseases.
Clinical Commissioners - The NHS membership organisation of clinical commissioning groups.
Clinical Trials Gateway - Easy to understand information about clinical research trials running in the UK.
Cold weather payments - Advice on how to apply for the UK Governments cold weather payment.
Compassion in Practice (6C's Live) - Support to nurses, midwives and care staff to improve the quality of services.
Consumer Dangers - Help raising awareness of consumer products to decrease the amount of tragedies.

D

Dementia UK - Improving the quality of life of dementia patients and support for carers.
Department of Health (DoH) - Exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England.
Depression Alliance - Support for people experiencing or sufferering from depression.
Derbyshire Carers Association - Offer you a wide range of confidential and independent care and support services.
Dignity in Care - Individuals and organisations who work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services.
DirectGov - Information on mental health issues such as assessments and community care services.

E

Eve Appeal - For better detection and improved treatment of all five gynaecological cancers.

F

FLAG - For Local Advice and Guidance about health and social care services in Stockport.
Friendship Circle - A complete guide to airports and special needs travel.
Frontline First - Empowers nursing staff to speak out on patient care and highlight innovations and new ideas.

H

Healthtalk - Find information on a range of illnesses and other health-related issues.
Healthwatch Derbyshire - The champion for patients, the public and health and social care users in High Peak.
Healthwatch Stockport - The champion for patients, the public and health and social care users in Stockport.
Healthy Stockport - Your guide to feeling healthy and happy in Stockport.
Hello my name is... - A campaign for more compassionate care.
High Peak CCG - Responsibile for local health services in the High Peak area.
Home Insulation Guide for the elderly - Helpful advice on how to insulate and keep your home warm.

I

Insurancewith - The essential guide to travelling with a medical condition.
It's good to talk - Counselling and psychotherapy support.

L

Learning Disability - Information on what a learning disability is, and some of its causes and effects.

M

Macmillan Cancer Support - Providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
Manchester Cancer - An integrated cancer system for Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.
Marie Curie - Care, guidance and support for people, and their families, living with a terminal illness.
Mastercall Healthcare - Providing a range of NHS out of hour services to Stockport residents.
MedEquip4Kids - A children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities.
Mental Health Helpline - For anyone experiencing mental health problems and for family and friends.
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - Information resource on the condition
Mesothelioma Center - Provide services and resources for patients/families affected by mesothelioma (Asbestos).
Mesothelioma UK - Support charity for the condition
Mind - The leading mental health charity in England and Wales, working to create a better life for everyone.
Monitor - A non-departmental public body established in 2004 to authorise and regulate NHS foundation trusts.

N

National Institue for Clinical Excellence (NICE) - National guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
National Institute for Health and Research - Easy to understand information about clinical research trials in the UK.
NHS Choices - Your online guide to many health and wellbeing issues.
NHS Clinical Commissioners - The membership organisation of clinical commissioning groups.
NHS Direct interpretation service - For foreign language speakers and Trust staff.
NHS Direct text service - For the deaf/hard of hearing.
NHS Institute - Transforming good ideas into workable solutions for an improving NHS.
NHS Jobs - Information on applying for jobs at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and the wider NHS.
No Panic - Aims to support people who have panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive disorders.
NSPCC - Childrens charity dedicated to ending child abuse.
Nursing and Midwifery Council - Regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

O

Occupational Health - Maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of local industries and businesses.
Ovarian Cancer Action - Committed to making ovarian cancer survivable through research and raising awareness.

P

Parkinson's UK - Support and research to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
Patient - Lots of useful patient information on almost all health and wellbeing issues.
Prostate Cancer UK - Providing information and support and funding research for this disease.
Public Health England - Information of health and social care from the Govenment Department.

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RCN health care assistants and assistant practitioners - Caring for you while you care for others.
Refuge - Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Relate - Counselling support, therapy, education and training to support family relationships throughout life.
Rethink - Provides a range of community services, employment projects, supported housing and respite centres.
Royal College of Midwives - Provides support and information provided to the UK midwifery sector.
Royal College of Nursing - Represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice.

S

Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Sane - Mental health charity meeting the challenge of mental illness.
Speak out Safely - Protection for Whistleblowers.
Stockport Advice and Information for Life (SAIL) - Self-help advice on benefits, debt, health, family and relationships, housing and work.
Stockport Car Scheme - A registered charity supporting Stockport residents who find it difficult using public transport.
Stockport CCG - Responsibile for local health services in the Stockport area.
Stockport Credit Union - A financial co-operative that provides services to people who live or work in Stockport.
Stockport GP's - A listing of all GP surgeries within Stockport.
Stockport Info - Information on childcare, early years provision and services for children/young people with special education needs/disability.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council - The local authority for the Stockport area.
Stroke Association - Supporting stroke survivors, families and carers, funding research into stroke prevention/treatment.

T

Tameside and Glossop CCG - Responsibile for local health services in the Tameside and Glossop area.
The Christie Hospital - A specialist hospital, concerned with the treatment of cancer and associated diseases.
The Furniture Station - A registered charity and an anti-poverty initiative in Stockport.
Therapy Directory - Is a comprehensive database of UK therapists, with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details.

W

Wardipedia - A collection of ideas, examples, information and research about therapeutic mental health inpatient care.
Warm Home Discount scheme - Advice on how to apply for the UK Governments warm home discount scheme.
WebMD - Diabetes Travel Supplies, Medication Tips, Shots and More
Wellspring - A charity supporting homeless people in Stockport.
When you wish upon a Star - Making dreams come true for sick children.
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