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Becoming a patient insight partner

Patient insight partners talking at a workshop

"I'm asked to take part in a range of activities, such as visiting centres of excellence...and co-delivering workshops to help scientists involve patients in their activities."Maureen Grossman, patient insight partner

Our patient insight partners contribute to our research funding decision making activities in many ways, including:

  • The review and evaluation of research applications (at panel meetings and/or at home)
  • setting research priorities
  • evaluating and disseminating research outcomes such as the work of our centres of excellence.

Maureen Grossman, one of our patient insight partners, comments: "I'm asked to take part in a range of activities, such as visiting centres of excellence, commenting on products designed to make life easier for patients, lobbying my MP, working with European partners in osteoarthritis research and co-delivering workshops to help scientists involve patients in their activities."

As our patient insight partner group continues to grow in its volume and diversity, we welcome enquiries from people with experience of arthritis in any of its forms (whether that be patient, or carer, family or friend of someone with arthritis) and an interest or experience in health-related issues and/or medical research.

We would love to hear from anyone who:

  • Enjoys communicating with a variety of different people
  • would like to use their lived experience of musculoskeletal conditions to improve research
  • is happy to constructively critique research in order to ensure that the patient is kept at the heart of the project.

The process of becoming a patient insight partner involves submitting an application and attending an interview. Interviews can take place in a variety of locations across the country (subject to requirement) or via Skype.

To find out more about how to apply, contact the research involvement team on patientinsight@arthritisresearchuk.org.

For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
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.