There are more than 200 musculoskeletal conditions that affect the joints, bones and muscles. This includes more common conditions, such as back osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and rarer conditions, such as lupus and ANCA-associated vasculitis.
These conditions affect 1 in 4 adults and can have a huge impact on how someone lives their life. It can affect their ability to work, to look after themselves and to do the things they enjoy. These conditions also have a big impact on the NHS and account for a quarter of all operations.
The Bristol Bones and Joints HIT aims to bring together patients and professionals to share knowledge and experience of musculoskeletal conditions and to make sure patients get the best support possible.
To find out more, please contact one of the co-directors