Resources useful for people with a medical condition

Listed below are a variety of free resources intended to help people with a medical condition. 


These resources are collated information from a variety of sources and are intended only as a guide and for your convenience.  The University of Northampton and the Needs Assessment Centre cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies/broken links etc. The use of any software linked from this website is at your own risk.


Arhritis Foundation

Arthritis Research UK

Living with arthritis, going on to higher education

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network [American website]

Blood disorders

Sickle Cell Society

Haemophilia Care

Haemophilia Scotland

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research


Teenager Cancer Trust

Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Cancer Support

The Institute of Cancer Research

Bowel Cancer UK

Ovarian Cancer Action

Brain Tumour Research

Crohn’s and Colitis

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis


Disabetes UK


Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Research UK

Young epilepsy – Life in Higher Education


The Body, the complete HIV/AIDS resource


HIV Aware

Terrence Higgins Trust

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A guide for students with IBD – Crohn’s and Colitis UK [PDF]

IBS network (formerly known as The Gut Trust)

The IBS Register

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chron’s and Colitis UK – Information about IBD


Lupus UK

Lupus – Arthitis Research

The Hibbs Lupus Trust

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis Trust 

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation 


Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME Association

Students with ME 

How might M.E. symptoms affect studying? [PDF document]

ME Student Hub

ME Diary App

Sleeping disorders

Insomnia – University of Cambridge Counselling Service

Narcolepsy UK

National Sleep Foundation

Cataplexy – Narcolepsy UK

Sleep apnoea Trust

British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association


Organ Donation – NHS

British Transplantation Society

Kidney Transplantation – Kidney Research UK

National Transplant Week

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