aruk-logo-2015Arthritis Research UK’s roundtable on musculoskeletal conditions and multimorbidities

‘No one has an overview of my conditions’ was Jack’s observation when speaking about his life living with multiple long term conditions including arthritis. Jack was speaking at a packed policy event with charities, policy-makers, clinicians, researchers and people living with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidities) organised by Arthritis Research UK.

Musculoskeletal conditions are a major contributor to multimorbidity: 82% of people with osteoarthritis have at least one other long term condition such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease or depression.  The event on 15 October explored the impact of living with multiple long term conditions including arthritis, and areas of common interest to empower and support people living with long term conditions.

Many thanks to everyone who took part. For more information please contact t.loftis@arthritisresearchuk.org

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