AMRC - Write to Boris Johnson to Save Charity-Funded Medical Research

11 January 2021

The AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities), of which SMA UK is part of, has reported that:

"COVID-19 has had an immediate and devastating impact on medical research charities, resulting in an estimated 41% decrease in their research spend over the next year. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Research stopped or paused today won’t be able to jump start when the crisis is over.

Charities have been left with no option but to make drastic cuts to their research funding as their income drops. Funding which could have saved or improved lives."

They're therefore calling on people to sign their template letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge the Government to provide vital funding now to protect medical research and patients. 

You can also support AMRC's #ResearchAtRisk campaign on Twitter.

Find out more and sign the letter