Working With Our Stakeholders


Some of our key stakeholders are listed below. The NIHR Clinical Research Network Musculoskeletal specialty group works closely with these organisations in integrating clinical research into NHS clinical service provision, and in driving priority setting that encourages research that will have the greatest impact on patients.

The British Society For Rheumatology

The British Society for Rheumatology is the professional organisation for rheumatoid and musculoskeletal medical and long term conditions. Our members are made up of the whole multi-disciplinary team: consultant rheumatologists, trainees, specialised nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and GPs with special interest in rheumatology.

Find out more about The British Society For Rheumatology

Arthritis Research UK

A charity working to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. They do this by funding high class research, educating health care professionals and providing information to people with arthritis and their carers

Find out more about Arthritis Research UK

British Orthopaedic Association

The Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.

Find out more about the British Orthopaedic Association

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Since its inception in 2006, the NIHR has significantly increased the scale of clinical research in the NHS, particularly through the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The enthusiastic engagement of NHS physicians and trainees is essential for sustaining and building on this success, particularly given the many competing demands on clinician time and resources.

Find out more about the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)