Call for proposals to further develop and validate a generic Musculoskeletal Patient-Reported Outcome Measure: the Arthritis Research UK M-PROM

Arthritis Research UK is committed to developing with all key musculoskeletal stakeholders a generic musculoskeletal patient-reported outcome measure (M-PROM) which can be used as a tool within the NHS at all stages in the pathway of care. It will help inform both health-care needs but more specifically the outcomes of care. Data from the use of this outcome measure will benefit patients, their health-care providers and those commissioning and providing musculoskeletal health care. Arthritis Research UK is now seeking to support research to develop a candidate M-PROM and then test it in relevant settings.

For full details of the background to the call, the call, and how to apply please view our relevant webpages. Applications are being accepted from the research community up until 29th March 2013 via our online Grant Tracker system. For more information please contact Katharine Peacock, Health Data Project Manager on


Musculoskeletal Calculator

At the end of January, Arthritis Research UK held a successful meeting with their Expert Advisory Group for the development of the Musculoskeletal Calculator. The group comprising of some of the most respected professionals in the field of MSK conditions, including Peter Croft, Alex MacGregor, Elaine Dennison and Deborah Symmons, met to discuss the merits of different MSK data sources. The discussions proved constructive, the results of which are being used by Arthritis Research UK to inform the final product specification.

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