AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company, seeking to realise the potential of what science can do. Working with patient groups "In the UK, we have a long-standing history of working with patient groups helping people in specific disease areas. To help patients get the most from our medicines, we share knowledge and collaborate with patient groups and health charities. Providing patient representative bodies with up-to-date and accurate information about our medicines is one of our core responsibilities. Charitable donations and sponsorship to organisations that drive healthcare innovations and benefit the NHS and its patients are also key features of our approach to patient support. We partner with a number of patient organisations, across a variety of activities."