The Arthritis Research Campaign

The Arthritis Research Campaign (arc), founded in 1936, raises funds to promote medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions: to educate medical students, doctors and allied healthcare professionals about arthritis and to provide information to people affected by arthritis and to the general public.

More than seven million people in the UK have long-term health problems due to arthritis or a related condition. Arthritis is the second most common cause of time off work among both men and women. One child in every thousand has a childhood form of arthritis, belying the perception that it is a conditon that only affects the elderly.

arc is the only major medical research charity in the UK investigating arthritis in all its forms. Millions of pounds are provided every year for grants funding research, education and training.