Supporters

Thank You for All Your Support

Ask About Medicines was supported by a number of individuals, organisations and companies over the years. We would like to thank all our supporters for everything they have done, and continue to do, to promote informed choice in medicine-taking. At the beginning we set a five-year strategy declaring that our role was to be a catalyst for change, providing a focus for a broad partnership of organisations to work together towards a shared goal. The progress made over six years showed the success of that strategy. Without the involvement and commitment of so many partners we would have achieved much less than we have

Ask About Medicines was supported by:

Advisory Group

The Ask About Medicines Board is grateful to the following for making their time and expertise available as members of the Ask About Medicines Advisory Group.

  • Harry Cayton OBE, National Director for Patients and the Public, Department of Health (Chair)
  • Age Concern England
  • Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Company Chemist Association
  • CancerBackup
  • Department of Health
  • The Healthcare Commission
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  • Merck Sharp and Dohme Ltd
  • National Patient Safety Agency
  • National Pharmacy Association
  • NHS Direct
  • The Patient Practice
  • Proprietary Association of Great Britain
  • Rethink
  • Roche Ltd
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Partner Organisations

The following organisations have signed up to as Ask About Medicines partners since the campaign launch in 2003.  The list is now subject to revision following the PCT reconfiguration of October 2006.  This is not an exercise that can be carried out overnight; in the meantime, the original list remains, as an indication of the breadth and depth of support for Ask About Medicines that exists right across the spectrum of stakeholder interests.

  • Action on Gilbert’s Syndrome
  • Adur, Arun & Worthing PCT
  • Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Age Concern
  • Alzhmeimer’s Society
  • Amber Valley PCT
  • Aromatherapy Consortium
  • Ashfield PCT and Mansfield District PCT
  • Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT
  • Ashford PCT
  • Association for Nurse Prescribing
  • Atchia Chemist
  • Audley Health Centre
  • Baby Welcome
  • Badham Pharmacy
  • Barking & Dagenham PCT
  • Barton Hills Medical Group
  • Bassetlaw PCT
  • Bath & North East Somerset PCT
  • Bedford PCT
  • Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT
  • Bees Pharmacy
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital
  • Bexley PCT
  • Billchem Ltd
  • Billericay Brentwood & Wickford PCT
  • Birkenhead and Wallasey PCT
  • Blackburn & Darwen PCT
  • Blackwater Valley & Hart PCT
  • Blood Pressure Association
  • Blyth Valley Locality Northumberland Care Trust
  • Bolton PCT
  • Boots the Chemist
  • Brent PCT
  • Brighton & Hove City PCT
  • Brighton General Hospital
  • Bristol North PCT
  • British Lung Foundation
  • Bro Morgannwg NHS
  • Broadland PCT
  • Broomfield Hospital
  • Browgate Pharmacy
  • Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT
  • Building Blocks Solutions
  • Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale PCT
  • Burntwood Lichfield & Tamworth PCT
  • Burrows and Close Bury PCT
  • Calderdale & Kirklees LPC
  • Calderdale PCT
  • Camden PCT
  • Cancer Research Network
  • Cannock Chase PCT
  • Canterbury & Coastal PCT
  • Carers Outreach Service
  • Carlisle & District PCT
  • Castle Point & Rochford PCT
  • Central Cheshire PCT
  • Central Cornwall PCT
  • Central Liverpool PCT
  • Central Suffolk PCT
  • Chelmsford PCT
  • Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • Cheltenham and Tewkesbury PCT
  • Chesterfield PCT
  • Chorley & South Ribble PCT
  • CNWL NHS Trust
  • Colchester General Hospital
  • Colchester PCT
  • Company Chemist Association
  • County Durham & Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust
  • CPSA, Medical Supplies Agency
  • Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT
  • Crawley PCT
  • Crescent Pharmacy
  • DANDA – The Developomental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association
  • Darlington Association on Disability
  • Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley PCT
  • Datapharm Communications Ltd
  • Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
  • Daventry & South Northants PCT
  • Dean & Smedley Ltd
  • Derbyshire Dales & South Derbyshire PCT
  • Derwentside PCT
  • Diabetes UK
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
  • Doncaster Central PCT
  • Doncaster East PCT
  • Downend Pharmacy
  • Diabetes UK
  • Dudley and Stourbridge Branch, RPSGB
  • Dudley Beacon & Castle PCT
  • Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dudley South PCT
  • Ealing Hospital
  • Ealing PCT
  • Easington PCT
  • Espleys Chemists
  • Eastern Birmingham PCT
  • East Cambs & Fenland PCT
  • East Hampshire PCT
  • East Kent Coastal PCT
  • East Kent Partnership Trust
  • East Leeds PCT
  • East & North Hertfordshire PCT
  • East Staffordshire PCT
  • East Yorkshire PCT
  • Eastbourne Downs PCT
  • Eastern Birmingham PCT
  • Eastern Cheshire PCT
  • Eastern Wakefield PCT
  • Eden Carers
  • Epilepsy Action
  • Epping Forest PCT
  • Epsom and District Branch of RPSGB
  • Erewash PCT
  • European Medicines Group
  • Exeter PCT
  • Fareham & Gosport PCT
  • Fellowship of Depressives Anonymous
  • Fibromyalgia Association UK
  • Fund for Epilepsy
  • Fylde PCT
  • Gedling PCT
  • George Eliot Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Greenwich Teaching PCT
  • Guildford & Waverley PCT
  • Guy’s Hospital
  • Halton PCT
  • Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight LPC
  • Haringey Teaching PCT
  • Hartlepool PCT
  • Headway – The Brain Injury Association
  • Hearts in Slough
  • Herefordshire PCT
  • Heywood & Middleton PCT
  • High Peak & Dales PCT
  • Hinckley & Bosworth PCT
  • HI Weldrick Ltd
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Hopley Pharmacy
  • Horsham Hospital
  • Hounslow PCT
  • Howells Pharmacy
  • Huddersfield Central PCT
  • Huntingdonshire PCT
  • Hyndburn & Ribble Valley PCT
  • Inspirability
  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust
  • Ipswich PCT
  • James Cook Hospital
  • James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Kensington & Chelsea PCT
  • Kingston PCT
  • Knowsley PCT
  • Lambeth PCT
  • Langbaurgh PCT
  • Leeds Mental Health Trust
  • Leeds North East PCT
  • Leeds North West PCT
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Leeds West PCT
  • Leicester City West PCT
  • Livesey Pharmacy
  • Lloydspharmacy
  • Lodgeside Pharmacy
  • Long-term Medical Conditions Alliance
  • Luton Teaching PCT
  • Maldon & South Chelmsford PCT
  • Maudsley Hospital
  • Men’s Health Forum
  • Mendip PCT
  • Merthyr Tydfil LHB
  • Michael Allen Pharmacies
  • Mid Devon PCT
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • Mid Hants PCT
  • Mid Sussex PCT
  • Middlesbrough PCT
  • Migraine Association
  • Milton Keynes PCT
  • Monklands District General Hospital
  • Morecombe Bay PCT
  • Moss Pharmacy
  • MS Trust
  • National Cooperative Chemists Ltd
  • National Collaborative Medicines Management Services Programmes
  • National Endometriosis Society
  • National Public Health Service
  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
  • New Forest PCT
  • Newark and Sherwood PCT
  • Newcastle PCT
  • Newport LHB
  • NHS Highland PCT
  • North Devon PCT
  • North Dorset PCT
  • North East Lincolnshire PCT
  • North East London LPC
  • North East Wales NHS Trust
  • North Eastern Derbyshire PCT
  • North Liverpool PCT
  • North Sheffield PCT
  • North Surrey PCT
  • North Tees PCT
  • North Trafford PCT
  • North Tyneside PCT
  • Northampton PCT
  • Northamptonshire Heartlands PCT
  • North Hampshire Hospital
  • North Hampshire PCT
  • North Tyneside PCT
  • North Tyneside General Hosptial
  • North Warwickshire PCT
  • North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • North Somerset PCT
  • Nottingham City PCT
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
  • Nuffield Hospital Ipswich
  • Numark Plc
  • Park View Surgery
  • Paydens Ltd
  • P.S.S. The Leeson Project
  • Peak Pharmacy
  • Pembrokeshire LHB
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris Network
  • Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
  • Poole PCT
  • Portsmouth City PCT
  • Plymouth PCT
  • Preston PCT
  • Prestwich Pharmacy
  • Princess Royal Trust Carers Centre
  • Radcliffe Infirmary NHS Trust
  • Redbridge PCT
  • Richmond & Twickenham PCT
  • Rochdale PCT
  • Rotherham PCT
  • Rowley Regis and Tipton PCT
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary
  • Royal United Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary
  • Rosemont Pharmaceuticals
  • RPSGB Bradford Branch
  • Rugby PCT
  • Rushcliffe PCT
  • Salford PCT
  • Sheffield South West PCT
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foudation Trust
  • Sheffield West PCT
  • Shepway PCT
  • Sickle Cell Society
  • Solihull PCT
  • Somerset PCT
  • South and East Dorset PCT
  • South Birmingham PCT
  • South East Oxon PCT
  • South East Sheffield PCT
  • Southend Hospital
  • Southend PCT
  • South Gloucestershire PCT
  • South Huddersfield PCT
  • South Leeds PCT
  • South Liverpool PCT
  • South Manchester PCT
  • South Trafford PCT
  • Southwark PCT
  • South West Dorset PCT
  • South West Oxfordshire PCT
  • South Western Staffordshire PCT
  • South Wiltshire PCT
  • Southampton City PCT
  • Southport and Formby PCT
  • South Stoke PCT
  • Speakability
  • St.Charles’ Hospital
  • St.Georges Healthcare NHS Trust
  • St.Helens PCT
  • Stepping-Hill Hospital
  • St.Luke’s Hospital
  • St.Mary’s Hospital
  • St.Thomas’ Hospital
  • Suffolk Coastal PCT
  • Surrey Heath & Woking PCT
  • Sussex Downs & Weald PCT
  • Sutton & Merton PCT
  • Swale PCT
  • Swettenham Chemists
  • Syndromes Without A Name
  • Taunton Deane PCT
  • Tees & North East Yorkshire NHS Trust
  • Tendring PCT
  • Tesco
  • The Allergy Show
  • The Arachnoiditis Trust
  • The Health Channel
  • The Link Centre for Deafened People
  • The Manic Depression Fellowship
  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
  • The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Regent Practice
  • Tixel Ltd
  • Tower Pharmacy
  • Torbay PCT
  • Torfaen LHB
  • Trafford General Hospital
  • Trafford North PCT
  • Tuberous Scerosis Association
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Venalink Medication Management Systems
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris Network
  • Wakefield West PCT
  • Waltham Forest PCT
  • Walvall Teaching PCT
  • Wandsworth PCT
  • Warrington PCT
  • Water UK
  • Waveney PCT
  • West Cornwall PCT
  • West Hertforshire PCT
  • West Hull PCT
  • West Kent NHS & Social Care Trust
  • West Lancashire PCT
  • West Norfolk PCT
  • West Middlesex University Hospital
  • Westminster PCT
  • West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust
  • West Surrey Community Pharmacy Clinical Governance and Development Group
  • Wishaw Gereral Hospital
  • Worcestershire PCT
  • Worthing & District Carers Liaison Service
  • Wrexham Local Health Board
  • Wycombe PCT
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Wyre PCT
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • York District General Hospital

Sponsorship Policy

Ask About Medicines was designed to promote partnership and was itself based on principles of partnership and co-operation between organisations that subscribe to the values of Ask About Medicines. Some, but not all, of these organisations were able to offer funding as well as association with their name.

To safeguard transparency and objectivity in decision-making, the Directors of AAMW Ltd adopted the following sponsorship policy.

Ask About Medicines Sponsorship Policy

We believe that dialogue and communication with companies that make and sell medicines is in the interests of medicines users. Many organisations with a commercial interest in medicines are willing and able to offer funds to organisations such as Ask About Medicines. We accept these funds on the basis that:

  • the principles and values of Ask About Medicines are not compromised by any requirements on the funder’s part
  • decisions about Ask About Medicines activities, messages and publications rest with the Directors of AAMW Ltd, the non-profit company behind Ask About Medicines
  • the results of any sponsor-funded research carried out in the name of Ask About Medicines will belong, either wholly or on a shared basis, to Ask About Medicines and may be used only with the express consent of the Ask About Medicines Directors
  • the name of Ask About Medicines may not be used to imply approval or endorsement of any products or policies of any sponsor, unless with the prior explicit written consent of the Ask About Medicines Directors.