We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. Cookies are files stored in your browser and are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience.

By continuing to use our website without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more
You are here:
> > > > Research newsletter October 2017

October 2017 Research Newsletter

Researchers in the lab

Welcome to the first edition of our research newsletter. The aim of these regular newsletters is to keep you updated on news from the research team at Arthritis Research UK, including strategic developments, upcoming grant deadlines and a celebration of good news stories.

In this first edition, we're announcing our new Pushing frontiers in health research call, as well as providing information on workshops and resources available to support you to involve people with arthritis in your research.

This is an exciting time for the charity, with the launch of our first major awareness-raising campaign this summer and our imminent merger with Arthritis Care representing new ways in which we are continuing to help transform the lives of people with arthritis.

For the research support ecosystem, this autumn sees the culmination of renewed intensity in 2017 around the Government’s approach to research, particularly the life sciences sector, both in the UK and Europe. All this is happening at a time when medical research charity sector in the UK is realigning and reinventing itself, with charities recognising the urgent need to maximise their opportunities within the research system to have greatest impact. Our ambition is to seize this opportunity to continue to strengthen our influence and contribution to the transformation of the UK musculoskeletal research landscape.

If you have any feedback regarding the newsletter please feel free to contact us.

Get the next editon of the research newsletter straight to your inbox by signing up.

  • A group of doctors looking at a patients notes

    Pushing frontiers in health research

    Applications are now open for our Pushing frontiers in health research call. We seek to fund ambitious and innovative research that will make significant strides towards better management of musculoskeletal diseases.

  • A meeting between three people

    Supporting you to involve people with arthritis

    We’re delighted to announce the publication of our new handbook, Patient and Public Involvement – a Researcher’s Guide.

  • People stood around a table

    Research paper of the year award and Joint Matters

    Professor Christian Mallen and colleagues from the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre are awarded the Research Paper of the Year and read more about Joint Matters, our regular clinical update.

For more information, go to
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.