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Haywood Hospital
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Stoke on Trent

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In this section we will share with you other sources of information that may be of interest to you, your family or your Carer. This includes other local and national charities that share a passion in helping those with arthritis, useful websites and ongoing local research.
As well as the Haywood Foundation, there are National charities that focus on trying to improve the information that is available to you about arthritis.

PIER is a website repository of information for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal or rheumatological conditions. It is curated by the Haywood Foundation, a charity based in North Staffordshire to support people with arthritis and related conditions.

Click on the logo to access the site.

Versus Arthritis have information that is co-written with patients, exercise videos to help ease joint pain and a helpline.

ARMA is an umbrella body bringing together patient organisations and professional bodies representing the breadth of musculoskeletal health.

We know there is a strong link between arthritis and mental health. MIND offers advice and support and are committed to improving mental health across the UK.

This charity provides information and support services for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families, friends, carers and health professionals.

This is the only charity in the UK dedicated to transforming axial SpA (AS) care in the UK. Find out more about what axial SpA (AS) is, and why their work is so important.

Arthritis research

For research projects that the Foundation has supported and that are currently taking place please CLICK HERE

As muscle and joint pain is so common, national research programmes (National Institute for Health Research), national charities and the university sector are all involved in conducting and delivering research to increase our understanding of the causes and impact of arthritis.

Further information can be found at:

This is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provide the people, facilities, and technology that enable research to thrive.

MPFT is one of the largest Community Trusts in the UK and is committed to research and Innovation. Please click on the logo to find out more about the Academic Rheumatology Group at MPFT.

Click on the logo to find out more about the research that is being undertaken and its impact.