Treating arthritis: right first time

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) brings together leading researchers from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester, to take promising early biomedical research and translate it into patient benefit.

Our overall aim is to assess and improve response in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders across disease groups through clinical studies and trials, with the goal of ensuring that every patient receives timely, safe and effective treatment.

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Our research

Our research spans seven themes with over 30 projects looking to identify new treatments and diagnosis for musculoskeletal disorders in children and adults, with a particular interest in the role of genetics.

Patients and public

We understand the importance of working with patients and the public in developing and delivering our research. We host an active Research User Group and have a number of opportunities for the public to get involved in our research at different levels.

About us