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Our policy positions

Nurse and patient at home

Arthritis Research UK works across many areas of policy that are relevant for people with arthritis. We don’t just fund medical research, but work to improve the lives of all people with musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Friends enjoying a walk in the countryside

    Physical activity

    Physical activity is crucial in preventing and treating arthritis, but currently there is not enough investment in these services.

  • A woman at work looking at her computer screen

    Employment and work

    People with arthritis tell us they want to work, and it is possible with the right kind of support.

  • A woman holding a the handle of a walking stick

    Social Care and people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions

    Arthritis Research UK is committed to ensuring that people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions have timely access to a fair and equitable social care system.

  • Three women swimming

    Public health

    The public health system has a key role to play in providing support for people with musculoskeletal conditions to manage their health and maintain their quality of life.

  • A healthy lifestyle

    Personalised care

    Personalised care identifies what is most important to each person to enable them to achieve their desired outcomes, and to ensure that the support they receive is designed and co-ordinated around their individual needs.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.