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Policy priorities and projects

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NHS England and the Musculoskeletal Calculator

NHS England has included four indicators based on the Musculoskeletal Calculator data into their Commissioning for Value packs.

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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.

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Musculoskeletal health services policy

We're making sure that the needs of people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions are met by health service, social care and disability policy.

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Medical research policy

We’re working to ensure that there’s a strong medical research policy environment in the UK.

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EU Candidates to get behind Medical Research

We have joined with fellow members of the Association of Medical Research Charities to call on candidates in the European elections to become champions of medical research.

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Health secretary hosts Musculoskeletal Roundtable

People with musculoskeletal conditions met with Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, to discuss what can be improved with their healthcare.

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Sharing your patient record

Changes are being made to the way that the NHS stores patient information to improve care and research.

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Our purpose and strategy

Arthritis Research UK exists to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis (now and in the future) by building, applying and sharing knowledge.

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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.