Charities and support networks

Information about your condition and others who can help

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Radiographers are likely to be one of the first healthcare professionals you meet on your journey to diagnosis and treatment. The College of Radiographers can signpost you to helpful and reputable support services. 

Patient involvement and co production

The Patient Experience Library - keep up to speed with the latest and best evidence on patient experience and patient/public involvement.


Cancer in children - links to many childhood cancer charities and helpful information

Macmillan Cancer Support - information about all types of cancer, including diagnosis, treatments and drugs, as well as advice to help with the different ways cancer may impact your life. 

LGBTQ+ people and cancer - Macmillan and Live Through This cancer charity have produced this booklet for people who are LGBTQ+. It has information about navigating healthcare, cancer, and cancer treatment.

Cancer Research UK - cancer symptoms, types, causes and living with cancer

Breast cancer- more information about diagnosis and treatment from cancer research UK

Marie Curie - for information, support, events and on line chat

Prostate cancer UK - information, support and research

Live Through This  a charity providing peer support for LGBTQ+ people with cancer

Stroke and dementia 

Stroke Association- hope after stroke, hear patient stories 

Dementia UK - understanding dementia and support

Alzheimer's Association - Alzheimer's, the most common cause of dementia


Multiple Sclerosis

MS Society - symptoms, support, treatment and research.

Have you recently been diagnosed with MS? Find out more here.

Are you still undergoing tests and awaiting a diagnosis? This factsheet may help. 

For more information theMS Resource Hub  can help. 

Brain Injury

Headway- the brain injury association

Osteoporosis and bone health

The Royal Osteoporosis Society - information, treatment and support

NHS overview of Osteoporosis

Arthritis and muskuloskeletal conditions

NHS Overview arthritis

Managing your pain - managing your pain in rheumatoid and osteo arthritis

NHS Overview Muscular Dystrophy

The Muscle help foundation 

Muscular Dystophy UK