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Pushing frontiers in health research

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Following on from our previous health research call, this year we're again challenging the research community to help us push frontiers in health research. We will shortly be inviting applications for research proposals that will be directly relevant to people with arthritis and whose outputs aim to lead to a positive change to relevant health services.

Focus of the call

Through this call, we seek to fund ambitious and innovative research that will make significant strides towards better management of musculoskeletal diseases, building on and expanding previous work in the field, as well as inspiring new original research. Funded research resulting from the call will be expected to take a multidisciplinary approach to deliver these studies.

There are three priority areas that this call seeks to address.

  1. Equity and access to MSK services (including timeliness in diagnosis and treatment)
  2. Evaluating system and organisational change in services for MSK and new models of care (including health and social care)
  3. Evaluation of non-pharmacological treatments. At this stage we are only interested in systematic reviews of promising non-pharmacological interventions for MSK conditions rather than primary research.

To find out more please visit our research pages.

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