Published on 23 December 2022

New animation explores how charities like DRWF are vital partners in UK research because they respond to patients' priorities, tackle areas of unmet need, and accelerate health impact.

A new animated film has been launched by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) highlighting the impact of research conducted by member organisations, including DRWF.

The film details how charity work responds to the priorities of patients, tackles areas of unmet need and accelerates health impact.

DRWF is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), a membership body representing the leading medical and health research charities who deliver high-quality research that saves and improves lives.

The film was launched to coincide with the recent AMRC Day in Westminster event:

Carol Bewick, Director of Membership Engagement and Communications at AMRC, said: “This new video follows on from a previous animation launched in March, which explained how the charity, public and industry sectors work together to help research ideas to flourish into solutions that save and improve lives.

“We know there is limited understanding outside of the medical research world about the vital roles the three sectors play to ensure the UK remains an international research powerhouse. Having explored the differences and similarities in the previous animation, this new video explores in further detail the vital role and impact charities specifically have in making research happen. In particular, the animation highlights that:

  • patient priorities drive and shape charity research so that funding gets directed to where it will make the most difference to people’s lives
  • charities invest in research that improves healthcare for people with unmet needs, such as those living with neglected conditions and rare diseases that charities bring people and organisations around the world together, building partnerships and attracting investment for promising research to deliver benefits to patients sooner.”

Working with member charities and partners, AMRC aims to support voluntary sector effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.

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