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Strategy development and priority setting

The task for the Steering Group is to develop a quality agenda for research into inflammatory arthritis. Our strategy is updated annually.

Each year we define several broad areas of unmet need in the management (including referral, diagnosis, investigation and prognosis) of adult patients with inflammatory arthritis. The process is informed by Steering Group discussion as well as by dialogue with our constituents. Our constituency comprises clinicians (physicians and surgeons), allied health professionals, scientists and others who treat and conduct research in patients with inflammatory arthritis. Patients themselves are key constituents.

Read our 2016/17 strategy (PDF 217 KB).

Read the minutes of the 2012 annual strategy day (26KB)


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