Is an independent company specialising in providing Assessments and Case Management services for brain injured adults
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organisation dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a not-for-profit organisation, which exists to fight for the rights of injured people.
Social Security and Child Support (SSCS)
Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) is part of the Tribunals Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. They challenge decisions about social security and child support.
Action against medical accidents (AvMA)
Action against medical accidents (AvMA) is the independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident. A 'medical accident' is where unintended harm has been caused as a result of treatment or failure to treat appropriately.
British Council of Disabled People (BCODP)
The BCODP is a national umbrella organisation run by disabled people which helps to provide them with national equality.
They support bereaved people who live in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. They also support bereaved relatives and friends of patients at Barts and The London NHS Trust.
BIRD are a charity providing ‘developmental reflexive rehabilitation’ for organic brain dysfunction (brain injury and learning disabilities). BIRD can often manage to markedly improve the lives of the great majority of the people who come to them.
British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA)
The British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA) is the principal academic and professional body for medical practitioners and professionals allied to medicine working at the interface of the clinical and cognitive neurosciences, and psychiatry.
The Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation help people affected by brain and spine conditions and also the medical and educational professionals dealing with the effects of brain and spine conditions.
Brake is the road safety charity seeking prevention of death and injury by education and campaigns, and providing care for bereaved and injured through helpline, support services, police-distributed literature and Road Safety Week.
The Brain Research Trust
The Brain Research Trust (BRT) is one of the UK’s leading charities in the field of neurological research. They were established in 1971 to promote and support research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological diseases.
Care and Repair
Care & Repair is a charity to improve housing and living conditions for older people
Carers UK is the voice of all carers who provide voluntary unpaid work. The charity focuses on recognising the true value of carers’ contribution to society and carers get the practical, financial and emotional support they need.
Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
The CBIT is a trust which helps children, young people, their families and professionals to come to terms with brain injury and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future holds.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Disabled Motoring UK is the only campaigning charity in the UK that represents the interests of Blue Badge holders and disabled motorists at a national level.
DLS is a professional organisation, run by disabled people. DLS prides itself on providing a quality service in areas of public and social welfare law, and hopes to demystify the legal system by giving concise and timely legal advice and information.
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
DLF is a national charity that provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
European Brain Injury Society (EBIS)
EBISis a European association dedicated to activities for traumatic brain injured persons and victims of acquired cerebral lesions: stroke, anoxia, encephalitis, brain tumour. EBIS brings together the many professionals involved in the field and the associations of people with a head injury and their families.
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. They support adults and children affected by encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and information and working at national level to improve services.
NSE are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy, through cutting edge research, awareness campaigns and expert care.
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
Fledglings is a national charity which aims to assist parents and carers of disabled children, or those with additional needs of any kind, by identifying, sourcing and supplying practical, affordable products to address every day issues.
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The Brain Injury Resource Centre
The Brain Injury Resource Centre are a multidisciplinary team trained in traumatic brain injury. Consultants include: individuals with TBI, family members, learning specialists, nurses, paraprofessionals, lawyers, neuropsychologists, and physicians specialising in emergency medicine, and neurology.
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury locally and nationally. Headway promotes the understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
The Intensive Care Society is the representative body in the UK for intensive care professionals and patients and is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of critical care to patients. They perform many functions for the intensive care community, such as the production of guidelines and standards, organising national meetings, training courses and focus groups.
The Meningitis Trust is a national charity. They support every individual touched by meningitis and the Trust’s services and support are a lifeline to help them rebuild their lives. It also raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and associated septicaemia.
Narcolepsy UK is an association of people with narcolepsy. The aims of the charity is to promote awareness and provide information to narcoleptics, the medical profession and to the public. It is also to support the establishment of local self help groups where narcoleptics can exchange experience and provide mutual support
The Patients Association is an independent charity that highlights the concerns and needs of patients. They work with the Government and a broad range of individuals and organisations to develop better, and more responsive, health services
Phab is a national charity who’s aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.
Radar – The Disability Network
RADAR is a national network of disability organisations and disabled people. They represent their members by fast-tracking their opinions and concerns to policy-makers and legislators in Westminster and Whitehall, and launching their own campaigns to promote equality for all disabled people.
Remploy is one of the UK's leading providers of employment services and employment to people with disabilities and complex barriers to work. Remploy's purpose is to significantly increase the employment opportunities of disabled people and those who experience complex barriers to work.
Roadpeace are the national charity for road crash victims. Their members include those who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger. They are the only member based charity for road crash victims in the UK, and the only one with local groups. We provide both support for existing victims and work to prevent future victims by campaigning for road danger reduction.
ROSPA promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education. They are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years.
Special Needs Kids provides Information on products and services for special needs kids, events and campaigns, disability issues, support groups, respite care, clothing, equipment, toys, leisure activities and days out, holidays and where to go for help and advice.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association is a charity organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families.
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants.
The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum is a membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury. Their priorities are to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to raise the profile of ABI and campaign for better services in the UK.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative. SOBS aims to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.
The Your amazing brain web site was created by At-Bristol and supported by The Wellcome Trust. The website invites the user to explore your brain, take part in real-life experiments and test yourself with our games, illusions and brain-benders.
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The psychology behind admitting a fatal mistake
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Fundamental errors in midwives training risks the lives of more babies
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Christina Gardiner highlights worrying similarities in baby death investigations
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Surgeon Ian Paterson's case proves private hospitals need proper regulation
Following the conviction last month of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the Royal College of Surgeons has rightly called for a review of the way private hospitals are regulated.
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