Who we are

Patients Over Politics has been brought to you by the Patients Association, the only national campaigning charity that covers all health and care issues across the UK, regardless of disease type, and has patients as its members.

We believe that everyone has the right to receive the very best care when they need it most.

We aim to bring this about both by helping patients directly, and by securing change so that the system as a whole supports people better.

We listen to what you have to tell us and speak up to decision-makers: we are regularly approached for input by government, the NHS and parliamentarians.

By regularly talking to the national media, we provide a voice for all patients and service users, based on what we hear from our helpline and other points of contact.

Our helpline provides advice and information to people who often don’t know where to turn next, and our information sheets contain vital detail about how to navigate the health and care system.


We are a small team. There's absolutely no way we could do the work we do without you, which is why we value your support so highly.

Your donation can help us to continue running our helpline and advice services for patients, their carers and their families.

Your support helps us deliver campaigns like Patients Over Politics.

Please click here to donate, and give what you can to help patients 

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You can read our 2018 annual review to find out more about our work and impact.