Useful links and information

  • MRC – Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
  • Arthritis Research UK – Our colleagues at Arthritis Research UK have a website full of advice on coping with arthritis, progression in the treatment field, and fundraising opportunities – why not have a look to see what you can learn and how you can get involved in the fantastic work they do.
  • British Scociety for Research on Ageing (BSRA), in association with the American Federation for Ageing Research (AFAR) and the Glenn Foundation are campaigning to emphasise the importance of investing in Ageing Research through their ‘Live Longer, Live Well‘ initiative. You can also have a look at the presentation the BSRA made at the House of Lords in November 2014 and find out why they think healthy ageing is so important.
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) – Those who attended Agewell in 2014 may have taken the opportunity to listen to a talk with Jill Morrell from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on care provision in old age. If this is a topic that interests you, you can now join the CQC public online community. The community is made up of members of the public who want get involved and help inform the way the CQC works to drive improvements in the quality of care and is used to share proposals and draft materials in order to get your feedback. Feedback is then used to inform how the CQC works and to develop the information they provide to help people choose care. Members can also take part in discussions or create ones of their own and invite people with similar interests and experiences to join them. The CQC also post regular news updates about the group and the different ways you can get involved in their work. You can register to join the CQC online community here or, if you don’t want to join the community, you can always get involved with their work in a number of other ways.
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