UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Cerebral Palsy

Medline NLM definition: a persisting qualitative motor disorder appearing before the age of three years, due to nonprogressive damage to the brain. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Cerebral Palsy: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Cerebral Palsy: information from the NHS website

Cerebral Palsy: information from Patient UK website

PubMed Medline search on Cerebral Palsy

Support Groups

Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Their aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else. Provides introductory information, and links to support groups and an online community.

Action Cerebral Palsy
Works to improve outcomes for children and families, including campaigning in Parliament. Site includes their strategy and issues that need action.

Cerebral Palsy Scotland
Detailed information about cerebral palsy and living with the condition, information about cerebral palsy as it affects children and adults, and about therapies and equipment. A project of Bobath Scotland.  

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.