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Policy events

All Party Parliamentary Group on medical research annual dinner

February 2013

Liam O'TooleOur Chief Executive Liam O’Toole spoke at the dinner on the topic of public, charity and industry funders of medical research.

He spoke alongside the Minister for Universities and Science, Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the MRC, Professor Roberto Solari and Professor Mariana Mazzucato, economist.

Liam talked about the important role that charities play in funding medical research alongside their role in brokering partnerships and collaborations with industry, academia and other charities. He also discussed the collaboration with the Medical Research Council on stratified medicine for rheumatoid arthritis - co-funded by Arthritis Research UK - as a good example of these partnerships.

Find out more about the collaboration.

Download the annual dinner programme (PDF 2,000 KB).

Patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs) stakeholder workshop

July 2012, Birmingham

We hosted a stakeholder workshop to discuss the potential for the development of a musculoskeletal patient reported outcome measure (M-PROM). Read more about our work on PROMs.  

All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research (APPGMR) summer reception

July 2012, Westminster

As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research, we were delighted to take part in this year’s summer reception to showcase UK biomedical research in Parliament. Our poster presentation looked at ‘INBANK’ the national research resource being developed by the charity. 
Download the summer reception programme (PDF 561 KB). 

Parliamentary ‘keep moving’ briefing

July 2012, Westminster

Medical Director Alan Silman with Linda Riordan, MPWe held a parliamentary briefing to increase awareness and understanding of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. The briefing focused on the need for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions to ‘keep moving’. 

Read more about our parliamentary work.

Personal health budgets workshop

May 2012, London

We held a policy seminar to identify the information which would be needed by people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, and by healthcare professionals, as the use of personal health budgets is extended within the NHS.

Read more about our work on personal health budgets.

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Take a look at our events for some great ideas of how you can get involved in Arthritis Research UK events around the country.

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