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Treating arthritis: right first time...

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) was created in 2012 as part of the NIHR’s initiative to support translational clinical research in priority areas.

Manchester Musculoskeletal Research Group

It is a partnership between The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is one of only three dedicated musculoskeletal units in the UK.

The Unit brings together the expertise of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology and Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics, which are recognised as world-leading in the fields of genetics, epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, cellular and molecular biology, medical informatics and imaging. It draws upon the groups' major strength of pulling excellent basic biomedical science through into experimental medicine, technology innovations and improvements in clinical care.

Musculoskeletal disorders are amongst the most common and troublesome health problems – accounting for 20% of all GP consultations and a substantial proportion of the NHS budget. Our priority is to assess and improve response in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in a co-ordinated innovated fashion across disease groups, with the goal of ensuring that every patient receives timely, safe and effective treatment….Treating arthritis: right first time.

Please get in touch if you have any queries or would like to find out more information about our work:

Zoë Talks, Interim Senior Project Manager
Email: [email protected] 
Tel: +44 (0)161 901 0720

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