Steve McCabe MP joins Arthritis Research UK in promoting awareness of musculoskeletal conditions

Steve McCabe MP joined Arthritis Research UK in raising awareness of arthritis and the devastating impact it has on 1 in 6 people in the UK.

Arthritis Research UK are calling for changes to improve the health and wellbeing for people living with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.Arthritis Research UK is the leading authority on arthritis in the UK, conducting scientific and medical research into all types of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions.

As part of their campaign, Arthritis Research UK want musculoskeletal conditions to be included in Public Health England’s strategic priorities and for the NHS to fulfil their objective to offer everyone with a long term condition a personalised care plan. They are also calling for NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to prioritise the systematic collection of data about musculoskeletal conditions within the NHS to facilitate research and improve treatment.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I’m delighted to support Arthritis Research UK’s work in raising awareness of arthritis and other conditions of the muscles, bones and joints. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are long term conditions that are painful, often debilitating and can impact greatly on people’s quality of life,itis the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK. It’s important that wetake the opportunity to learn more about arthritis.”

For information about Arthritis Research UK visit www.arthritisresearchuk.org

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