Read blogs that celebrate and advise on a wide range of partnerships below. If you have a partnership you’d like to share on our blog, we want to hear from you! Get in touch with Ellen at [email protected].

Showcasing Partnerships: Asthma + Lung UK

In this blog we hear from Asthma + Lung UK’s Patient Partnership Coordinator, Heather Thorn. She told us about the charity’s partnership with LifeArc to establish the bronchiectasis research community.

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Showcasing Partnerships: Oracle Cancer Trust

By Tamara Kahn, CEO at Oracle Cancer Trust

Published: 1 September 2023

CEO of Oracle Cancer Trust and Chair of the Head and Neck Cancer UK Coalition, Tamara Kahn spoke to us about the charity's role in the HPV Coalition. This expert advisory group of leading patient organisations, professional groups, clinicians and expert individuals came together in 2022 to inform and advance the UK’s journey towards elimination of HPV-related cancers.

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Showcasing Partnerships: Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Published: 6 September 2023

By Belinda Cupid, Senior Impact Adviser, Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The fifth blog in this series comes from Belinda Cupid, Senior Impact Adviser at Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and covers the charity’s work with researchers at the University of Nottingham, members of the CF community and the James Lind Alliance to refresh its research priorities. 

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Showcasing Partnerships: MSA Trust

Published: 31 August 2023

By Karen Walker, Chief Executive, MSA Trust

Our fourth Showcasing Partnerships blog is by Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Trust’s Chief Executive, Karen Walker and the charities partnership with MSA Coalition, a USA based non-profit organisation that supports research and people with MSA.

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Showcasing Partnerships: JDRF

Published: 23 August 2023

By Josie Clarkson, Research Communications Lead, JDRF

In this blog, we hear from JDRF’s Research Communications Lead, Josie Clarkson, about the charity’s role in the Connect Immune Research partnership.

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Showcasing Partnerships: Marie Curie

Published: 16 August 2023

By Noura Rizk, Research Officer, Marie Curie

In the second blog in our Showcasing Partnerships series, we’re showcasing AMRC member Marie Curie and their partnership with the Muslim Council of Britain.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity and the UK’s leading charitable funder of palliative and end of life care research. It provides hands-on nursing care in people’s homes and in its hospices, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.

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Showcasing Partnerships: Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI

Published: 9 August 2023

By Joanne Badger, Operations Manager, Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI

In this blog, we showcase a partnership example from Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI (LLNI), a small charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to blood cancer research. The charity has been operating for almost 60 years and has invested over £16 million into research, mainly at Queen’s University Belfast. The charity’s work largely focuses on education, laboratory research and clinical support.

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Asking the experts how to overcome barriers to partnerships

Published: 27 July 2023


One of the things that came up when we asked you earlier this year what you wanted from the AMRC’s Festival of Partnerships was practical advice on how to overcome barriers to partnering. In response, we organised our ‘Ask an Expert’ event, which took place on Tuesday 10 July. The virtual interactive session bought together experts from the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), AMRC member Versus Arthritis, as well as AMRC supporters Mills & Reeve and LifeArc to answer questions on all things partnerships. In case you missed the event or didn’t find time to visit all the breakout rooms, this blog provides an overview of what questions came up and lessons learnt.

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Collaborative comms: a win-win

Published: 12 July 2023

By Stephanie Sinclair, Science Communications Manager, Worldwide Cancer Research

Want to partner with other charities whilst raising the profile of both your organisations? It may seem counter-intuitive to want to name-check other charities in your press release or share the limelight with anyone else, but my experience has taught me that working together can help a lot when it comes to writing a great story or getting decent coverage.

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Glasto, Woodstock, Coachella...Festival of Partnerships!

Published: 7 June 2023 

By Carol Bewick, Director of Membership Engagement and Communications, AMRC

When you think ‘festival’, what do you think of? Music stages, mud and camping? All your favourite authors gathered in one place? Heading to Cheltenham and losing all your money on the 2.15? Wearing your headphones as motorbikes speed past? Whatever kind of festival tickles your fancy, sure as eggs are eggs you’re looking to be inspired, entertained and get to the end happy but exhausted.

And we, at AMRC, are hosting our own! Yes, this summer it’s the Festival of Partnerships on a screen, in a network and at an event near you. From June to October, we are shining a light on partnering and collaboration.

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How can partnerships help researchers return to research?

Published: 8 March 2023

By Francesca Scott, Communications Lead, Daphne Jackson Trust

In the fast-moving and ever-developing world of research, highly skilled and qualified individuals returning following a career break often find themselves lagging behind their peers. It can be incredibly difficult to find suitable employment that utilises their knowledge and experience.

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