There are three main sources of medical research and development investment in the UK:
In 2004, the pharmaceutical industry funded more than 60 per cent of all medical research in the UK. Through, the Medical Research Council, higher education, and the NHS, government accounted for around 22 per cent. Medical charities accounted for the last 17 per cent.
As a consequence, the pharmaceutical industry in the UK generates many highly skilled and value-added jobs to support their medical research programmes.
For individual career perspectives from people who actually work in the industry, explore the Case studies section of this website.