Thank You for All Your Support
Ask About Medicines has been 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 in the past six years shows 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 has been 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


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


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
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
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
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
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
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.
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