Understanding arthritis: a parliamentary guide to musculoskeletal health

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Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK
Date of publication
1 July 2013
Health Services
Social welfare
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In 2013, Arthritis Research UK attended the three UK political party conferences to speak to politicians about the health and wellbeing of people with musculoskeletal conditions. This is the accompanying parliamentary guide.

It includes sections on what is meant by arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions; who are the health professionals involved in musculoskeletal health; arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions in numbers; what is the impact on individuals, the health service and wider society; inflammatory conditions; conditions of musculoskeletal pain; osteoporosis and fragility fractures; and recommendations to improve health and wellbeing for people living with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.