Amgen partners with patient advocacy groups for the benefit of patients and in a way that is true to the Industry Codes of Practice and Amgen's policy. Amgen is committed to making public the scope of its partnerships in the UK & Ireland in order to increase transparency. This includes stating the amount of funding that Amgen provides each year.
For the purposes of transparency and clarity, the following declarations include grants and sponsorships provided by Amgen Limited (UK), Amgen Ireland Limited, and also grants and sponsorships made by Amgen GmbH (Europe) to patient advocacy organisations based in the UK and Ireland.
Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
The Blood Cancer Alliance is a coalition of charities representing people living with blood cancer. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided sponsorship of £10,000 to support the work of the Blood Cancer Alliance to tackle the issues blood cancer patients face, and improve the experience and outcomes of all those living with blood cancer.
Blood Cancer UK is a community dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. It is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
Cancer52 represents nearly 100 predominantly small patient support group cancer charities united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected by rare and less common cancers, which account for more than half of all cancer deaths in the UK. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £7,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis and supports anyone affected by the diseases, including friends, family, medical professionals and even employers. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £5,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
HEART UK’s aim is to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol. HEART UK is committed to raising awareness about the risks of high cholesterol, lobbying for better detection of those at risk and supporting health professional training. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided sponsorship of £25,200 for membership to HEART UK’s Campaigning Committee and a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response. In addition, an honorarium of £303.00 was provided for speaker fees to participate in a webinar aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease risk by tackling cholesterol.
The ITP Support Association is a UK registered charity which aims to promote and improve the general welfare of patients, and the families of patients with immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided grants of £5,000 for a patient perception survey and £1,000 to support a local patient meeting.
Kidney Research UK is the leading charity committed to developing treatments, patient information and raising vital public awareness to help save lives. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £3,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
Leukaemia Care exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by blood or lymphatic cancer. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £15,000 to support the charity’s COVID response plus £3,000 in sponsorship for nurse study days which took place in 2019.
Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by and diagnosed with cancer. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a donation of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. The charity is dedicated to myeloma patients – making sure they get access to the right treatment at the right time. It strives to improve standards of treatment and care through research, education and raising awareness of myeloma. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) supported Myeloma UK with a grant of £50,000 to support a multiple myeloma early diagnosis programme.
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is the only patient-led organisation in the UK specialising in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided NRAS with sponsorship of £10,000 for corporate membership fees and a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s COVID response.
The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis in the UK. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £10,000 to support the charity’s helpline and website services to support the charity’s COVID response and £345.00 for speaker fees for an internal meeting to convey the patients’ perspective to staff
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) is the only UK-wide organisation dedicated to finding a cure for osteoporosis and improving the lives of everyone affected by it. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided a grant of £40,000 to support the charity’s COVID response plus sponsorship of £2,500 for an ‘Osteoporosis Online’ webinar.
The Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity. The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. In 2020, Amgen Ltd (UK) provided sponsorship of £5,000 for the UK Stroke Forum (the UK's largest multidisciplinary conference for stroke care professionals).
In 2020, Amgen Ireland Ltd made the following donation and sponsorship payments:
|PO name||Country||Types of the support or services provided||Description of the support or services||Monetary value of financial support and of invoiced costs||Non-monetary benefit for PO||Fees for services paid|
|IRISH OSTEOPOROSIS COMPANY LTD||Ireland||Financial support||Donation to support Covid-19 Website and sponsorship of Irish Osteoporosis National Conference||€22,500|
|IRISH OSTEOPOROSIS COMPANY LTD||Ireland||Significant indirect support||Sponsorship of Direct To Patient Campaign||€447,760|
|ARTHRITIS IRELAND||Ireland||Financial support||Donation to INITIative (Investigator Network for inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ireland)||€20,000|
|CROI WEST OF IRELAND CARDIAC & STROKE FOUNDATION||Ireland||Financial support||Sponsorship of NIPC (National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health) National Conference||€8,000|
|IRISH CANCER SOCIETY||Ireland||Financial support||Conference sponsorship and donation to support the society's COVID response and nursing services||€28,500|
In 2020, Amgen GmbH (Europe) and Amgen Inc. (USA) also supported a number of international patient advocacy activities based in the UK. These are:
Cancer Research UK’s mission is to see the day when all cancers are cured. In 2020, Amgen GmbH (Europe) provided sponsorship of £2,986.35 for ESMO MAP (Molecular Analysis for Precision Oncology) Virtual Congress.
FH Europe – The Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Network is actively working together to secure early identification and diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) to prevent early cardiovascular disease. In 2020, Amgen GmbH (Europe) provided a grant of £32.252.62 to support the charity.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease. In 2020, Amgen Inc. provided sponsorship of £60,000 (2019 and 2020) for the Global Lung Cancer Coalition of which Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the secretariat.
All monies are shown in the currency paid. The reported figure to the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is in sterling (GBP).