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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Medical research charities on Twitter

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There are lots of charities using Twitter. This is a list of the healthcare / medical research / patient charities that I've found. I originally wrote this in 2009 and have updated it significantly on 31 May 22 December 2011 - I've kept the original text (deleted from this blog post and replaced with what's below) in case I've missed anything.

Can't promise that this list is accurate or complete but if you know a registered AMRC-style health or medical research charity based in the UK (or having a UK branch) which is on Twitter but isn't listed here then let me know @JoBrodie

(I know some charities have multiple accounts but I'm really after the main 'official' one)

Inclusion criteria

  • UK charity or global charity with UK chapter which tweets
  • funds medical research and / or provides health advice to patients (ie medical research charity and / or patient group

AMRC charities

Action Medical Research

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

Alcohol Education and Research Council, The

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Association for International Cancer Research

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society

Bardhan Research and Education Trust of Rotherham No website
Blackie Foundation Trust, The
Blond McIndoe Research Foundation, The
Brain Research Trust

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

British Council for Prevention of Blindness

British Heart Foundation

British Lung Foundation
British Neurological Research Trust, The
British Occupational Health Research Foundation

British Orthopaedic Association

British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
British Scoliosis Research Foundation
British Sj√∂gren's Syndrome Association

CFS Research Foundation
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Children's Liver Disease Foundation
Chronic Disease Research Foundation
Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust
Core (The Digestive Disorders Foundation)
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Dunhill Medical Trust
EMF Biological Research Trust

Epilepsy Research UK (incorporating Epilepsy Research Foundation and Fund for Epilepsy)

Foundation for Liver Research
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Furlong Research Charitable Foundation

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Huntington's Disease Association
International Spinal Research Trust
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kids Kidney Research
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Mason Medical Research Foundation No website
Medical Research Scotland (formally Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust)

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis UK (Registered as Spencer Dayman Meningitis UK)

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Myeloma UK
I don’t think this is their account

National Eye Research Centre
National Osteoporosis Society
Neuro-Disability Research Trust
Neurosciences Research Foundation

North West Cancer Research Fund

Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Northern Ireland Leukaemia Research Fund
Nuffield Foundation

PBC Foundation (UK) Ltd, The
Pelican Cancer Foundation, The
Pharmacy Practice Research Trust
Primary Immunodeficiency Association

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association, The

Prostate Cancer Charity, The

RAFT - The Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust
Restore – Burn and Wound Research
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, The

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

Society for Endocrinology

South West Thames Kidney Fund
SPARKS - The Children’s Medical Research Charity
St Peter's Trust for Kidney, Bladder & Prostate Research

Stroke Association, The

Tommy's The Baby Charity
Tuberous Sclerosis Association
Ulster Cancer Foundation

WellChild (Registered as The WellChild Trust)

Wessex Medical Research
William Harvey Research Foundation
World Cancer Research Fund

Non-AMRC medical research orgs

Breast Cancer Care

Coeliac UK

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

MS Research
I don’t know if this is their official account @msresearch

Understanding Animal Research

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