About us

What does Arthritis Research UK do?

We’re working to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. We’ll do this by funding high class research, educating health care professionals and providing information to people with arthritis and their carers.

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Our goals

In 2010 Arthritis Research UK identified 10 key goals which we will be aiming to achieve over the next 10 years.

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How Arthritis Research UK is fighting the battle against arthritis

Since Arthritis Research UK was founded (as the Empire Rheumatism Council) in 1936, treatment of arthritis and related conditions has changed beyond recognition. Much of this is as a result of the research we’ve funded.

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Annual report and accounts

Our annual report and financial statements provide a summary of our work over the past year.

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How we spend your donations

Your donations to Arthritis Research UK support vital research programmes that provide answers about the causes of arthritis and result in better treatment for people living with arthritis. Find out more about how the money is spent.

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How we're managed

Find out how we're managed, and about our spokespeople, trustees and patrons.

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Work for us

Find out the latest vacancies with Arthritis Research UK here.

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Fundraising standards

Arthritis Research UK is proud to be a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, and as such we are committed to the principles of honesty, accountability and transparency with regard to fundraising.

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Arthritis information

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Find out everything you want to know about arthritis and related conditions.