Support associations



The National Society for Phenylketonuria, (NSPKU), exists to help and support people with PKU and their families. For more information, please see

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Metabolic Support UK

Metabolic Support UK (MSUK),is the leading umbrella patient organisation for all Inherited Metabolic Disorders, and continues to be committed to improving the lives of those affected. For more details on MSUK please see


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PKU Association of Ireland

The PKU Association of Ireland (PKUAI) is a network of families and individuals who live with PKU. They are dedicated to providing support, information and social contact for both families and patients of all ages. They organise meetings and events where parents, adults and children with PKU can meet. For more information, please email or see

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The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) is a referral centre for any child diagnosed with, or suspected of having, a metabolic genetic disorder. The centre investigates suspected cases of metabolic disorders referred from hospitals, community health centres and clinics throughout the country. It provides specialised treatments for these patients with metabolic disorders. They have recently launched a website that provides information and support for families with metabolic disorders. For further information, please see