A matter of life and death: how your health information can make a difference - new booklet from AMRC

Published: Monday 12 September 2016

The Stroke Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

Published today, the AMRC have launched a new booklet, 'A matter of life and death: how your health information can make a difference'.  It highlights how vital health information is to enable researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and improve care. 

The booklet includes case studies showing some of the ways AMRC members, and the researchers they fund, are using health information to save and improve lives.

Aisling Burnand MBE, Chief Executive, AMRC said:

“AMRC members fund a significant amount of research to bring benefit to patients. In order to do this well, research relies on the use of health information to better understand diseases and conditions and thus more effectively develop and deliver treatments.

“It is vital that researchers are able to continue to access and realise the potential of health information. But research can only flourish is people can trust and understand the benefits of using health information and how it can be recorded, collected and stored.”

“I hope this booklet will help to demonstrate some of the huge benefits and opportunities of using health data to advance our understanding of diseases and conditions.” 

You can read and download the booklet from the AMRC website here.

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