Changing the face of healthcare through science.
This is a rare moment for change and an opportunity to put biomedical research and science at the heart of healthcare to improve the future health of our society. New insights have the potential to fundamentally change the way we prevent, diagnose and treat physical and mental illness. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of international collaboration, science-informed policy and rapidly-convened expertise. It has also created a crisis point for bio-medical science, with the impact of critical research having been interrupted for many months.
We want to act now to improve lives and you can help us. Your support will drive change by creating an open and progressive biomedical research sector better able to advance scientific understanding and translate this into treatments to improve health for everyone. At this time of increased uncertainty in health and healthcare delivery, alongside the deepening cost of living crisis, it is essential that we can pursue this vital work.
Your support now
As a charity with no endowment, we rely on external funding and donations to support key elements of our work. As with many charities, the pandemic impacted our finances, which has come at a time where demand for our work has increased. Support from government is important, vital in fact, along with other key funders. But if we are to maintain our truly independent voice and be agile enough to lead the way in tackling pressing health issues, then we need to secure greater philanthropic support. Without this, our ability to champion science to help improve lives will inevitably be limited.
Your support now will help our work to create an open, progressive and diverse medical research community that is able to address some of the most pressing questions facing medical science over the coming years
Here are stories from just some of the scientists and doctors we have helped, showing the vital impact your support can have.
Since our founding in 1998, we have provided clinician scientists with over £26m of funding in support, created more than 1400 pairings in our mentoring scheme and have influenced policy in the UK and globally to improve the lives of patients. We are so proud of our work, but are by no means done. Any donation, big or small, will make a huge difference.