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Patient Insight Partner

Location: UK wide
Job Type: Volunteer
Expenses paid for: Travel


Patient insight partners have a unique and vital role in the decision making of our research activities. The patient insight partner group helps us to ensure that what we do, will improve the quality of life of people with arthritis.

About the role

We are beholden to people with arthritis and as such we put them at the centre of our charitable activities so that we do not lose sight of what is the most important thing for us as a charity – improving the lives of people with arthritis.

Patient insight partners are people who have experience of what it is like to live with musculoskeletal condition. They work alongside the research team and members of the research community to ensure that what we fund has genuine relevance and potential benefit to people with arthritis, in all its forms. Patient insight partners work with us on a number of crucial activities which include:

  • The review and evaluation of proposals (at meetings and/or at home)
  • Setting research priorities
  • Evaluating and disseminating research outcomes

Key requirements

As a patient insight partner you will need to:

  • Have experience of arthritis in any of its forms; whether that be patient, or carer, family or friend of someone with arthritis
  • Have an interest or experience in health related issues and/or medical research
  • Have time available to take part in activities and prepare appropriately, including the careful reading of relevant material
  • Be a good communicator, taking an active part in meetings, while able to listen to others and allow them to express their views
  • Read and assimilate information and analyse evidence

How to apply

To register your interest in applying for the role or to enquire further please email

About us

Arthritis Research UK is the charity dedicated to stopping the devastating impact that arthritis has on people’s lives.

Our long-term commitment is prevention, developing a cure, and transforming the lives of those with arthritis.

We fund research into new treatments to end the pain of arthritis, and provide information on living well with arthritis.

Read more about the organisation and our Patient insight partner group.

Arthritis Research is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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