At the recent APPG on Medical Research breakfast roundtable, titled “How can the UK become a world leader in research into mental health and multi-morbidities to improve outcomes for those affected?”, Cynthia Joyce, Chief Executive of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, spoke about the challenges facing research in this area.
AMRC's Policy and Public Affairs team are holding a webinar to update members on our recent policy work as well as covering some of the key policy issues affecting our sector.
The webinar will be taking place from 15:00-15:30 on the 11th December.
On Wednesday 1 November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research held a breakfast roundtable in Parliament. The event, titled ‘How can the UK become a world leader in research into mental health and multi-morbidities to improve outcomes for those affected?’, brought together a range of stakeholders, spanning patients, carers, researchers, funders, charities and officials from the Department of Health.
Prostate Cancer UK is a relatively young charity in terms of research funding. Up until around 2012, we were spending a maximum of £2-3m per year and, like most small research-funding charities, we were spending that budget on early stage discovery research. In 2012 the charity committed to becoming more focussed on funding research that could make a difference to men with prostate cancer. That renewed focus, and a larger budget for research, have enabled us to think and do things a bit differently.
The BenevolentAI Award is a new award to help charities accelerate their medical research and potentially develop new treatments and therapies using artificial intelligence. The first winner of the award will be announced in March 2018. The Award is given to a single applicant once a year.