Welcome to the Media Pages for Action Medical Research which have been designed for journalists seeking press releases and general information about the charity. We are Action Medical Research, for children, for life - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children.
We know that medical research can save and change children's lives - read about our successes.
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We have some great celebrities who are supporting our vital work as well as some interesting stories (link to case studies page) from people affected by the conditions we fund research into. If you are interested in finding out more about our latest publications you can read our Annual Research Review or our magazine Touching Lives.
Please contact our Communications Team if you have a media enquiry.
Latest press release
20 October 2017
Children’s charity Action Medical Research was founded in 1952 by Duncan Guthrie in his quest to find a cure for polio, a condition that affected the lives of many thousands of children including his own daughter, Janet.
Early research funded by the charity helped to develop the first oral polio vaccine which eradicated new cases of polio in the UK, protecting children from a greatly feared disease.