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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.

  • Six people doing yoga

    Physical activity

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

  • Charles in a hard hat and hi-vis jacket on a building site

    Employment and work

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

  • Graciela outside using a walking aid

    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.

  • Debs and Morgan, Arthritis Research UK campaign manager, walking down the street, arm in arm

    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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