Our approach to research funding is evolving

The scale and burden of arthritis is growing, but in many ways remains invisible in society and people with musculoskeletal conditions are not universally receiving the care and treatment they deserve.

At Versus Arthritis, we don’t think this is ok. From our past successes, we know research can deliver effective outcomes for people with arthritis. However, musculoskeletal research is not currently being prioritised in the UK and is not being translated fast enough into support and new solutions.

There is a clear and urgent need for a new approach to musculoskeletal research if the millions of people living with arthritis today and in the future are to have a better quality of life.

We want to lead the change, working together with people with arthritis and the research community. Today we are pleased to share progress towards our approach to research funding.

We believe that, with your help, it will enable us to transform musculoskeletal research so it has a far greater impact on the millions of people living with arthritis.

Find out more about how our approach to research is evolving and how you can help.