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Supporting you to involve people with arthritis

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We put people with arthritis at the heart of everything we do, and advocate the same approach to our researchers. To help you integrate patient involvement into your research, we've developed tools including a Patient and Public Involvement handbook (PDF 8.2 MB) and face-to-face workshops.

In line with our strategy, our focus is to put people with arthritis at the heart of everything we do and ensure our decisions are guided by their perspective. Evidence has proven that meaningful patient involvement increases the quality of research and helps to ensure that studies with patient participation are as safe, sensitive and ethical as possible. In clinical research, patient involvement can improve participant recruitment and retention.

Our new handbook aims to support you to integrate PPI in your work so that it enhances your research. It contains information on:

  • Why you should involve people with arthritis in your research
  • guidance for basic researchers
  • guidance for clinical researchers
  • top tips on how to meaningfully involve people with arthritis
  • case studies
  • useful resources.

Read more about the launch of our new patient and public involvement handbook in our research news.

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