A directory to provide help for journalists wishing to contact patient organisations has been published by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
The 2004 edition of the Patient Group Press Directory lists, in alphabetical order, patient groups that work UK-wide and - in separate sections - in Scotland and Wales. There is also a section on groups working at European level, as well as a listing of 'umbrella' groups that bring together a number of associations with common aims.
"The pharmaceutical industry believes that patients have a right to make their voice heard, and we are pleased to help ensure this happens by producing the directory," said Ben Hayes, Director of Public Affairs at the ABPI.
The directory gives a short summary of each patient group's main areas of activity so that journalists can easily identify those active in particular fields of interest.
The ABPI Patient Group Press Directory 2004 is available free to journalists from ABPI Publications, 12 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY; phone 020 7930 3477
For further information, please contact: ABPI Press Office 020 7747 1410