Other Support and Info

Cardiovascular Care Partnerhip-UK (CCP-UK)

CCP-UKThis is the patient arm of the British Cardiovascular Society.

CCCP (UK) was set up in 2003 in response to a request from the British Cardiovascular Society, to draw together users that could represent patients and carers within the process for cardiac service improvement.
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Children's Heart Federation

CHFCHF is the national umbrella organsiation for all charities for children with heart defects, both congenital and acquired. Great information and diagrams.
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CLEFT - Bridging the gap

CLEFTAims to improve the care of people with cleft lip and palate in the UK and overseas. It supports research in to the causes and treatments of cleft lip and palate and related conditions, including 22q11.2 deletion
syndrome, and to support cleft teams in developing countries where little maybe known about 22q11.
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Cleft Lip and Palate Association

CLAPAUK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate.
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Contact a Family

CaFContact a Family is the umbrella charity for all charities for children with a disability. You will find many of their publication helpful, including the directory of conditions. This is a useful source of information for parents and professionals alike.
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Genetic Alliance UK

Genetic AllianceFormerly GIG, the genetic interest group.
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Heartbeat NI

Heartbeat NIEstablished for parents of children with heart conditions in Northern Ireland by people with a wealth of experience. Also raising money for the Clarke Clinic in Belfast.
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HeartLine Association

Heartline AssocOnline chat forum and support for children and families with heart conditions
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Hypoparathyroidism UK

hypoparathyroidism ukNational voluntary organisation working to make life better for all those with hypoparathyroidism and other rare parathyroid conditions.
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ITP Support

ITP supportIdiopathic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura is a blood disorder in which the body's immune system destroys palatelets in the blood. ITP Support Association provides patient support, advice on referrals and a telephone network of other sufferers or parents.
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NowGenNowgen is a centre of excellence in public engagement, education and professional training in biomedicine.
It is part of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester.

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sibsSibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations.

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SWAN UKSWAN UK (Syndromes Without a Name) is a project run by Genetic Alliance UK offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditons
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Tiny Tickers

Tiny TickersTiny Tickers is working to improve early detection, so that more heart babies receive the care they need, avoid unnecessary illness and have a chance of a better start in life. Early detection includes improving screening before birth (prenatal CHD screening) and following a Prenatal CHD Pathway, testing for undetected CHD after a baby is born (e.g. Pulse Oximetry) and creating awareness of the signs of undetected heart conditions at home and in the community (Think HEART).
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UKPIPSThis is the UK primary Immunodeficiency Patients Support group.

Packed with information that has been approved through the Information Standard.
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Image: unique_logo_medium.jpgUnique is the organisation for rare genetic disorders. Beverley Searle is the CEO and has an amazing database at her fingertips... if you are looking for something like 22q11.2 del but not exactly, then this is the link for you!
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