BRU Research User Group

The Research User Group (RUG) is a group of patients and carers who have an active interest in musculoskeletal health, either living with a condition or caring for someone with a condition.

The meetings quarterly and comprises of 11 members with a range of conditions including:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

The BRU Theme Leads meet with the RUG regularly so that members can contribute to the decisions made about our research strategy and future direction.

Members of the group receive regular updates on all research within the BRU, whilst discussing the BRU’s strategy and giving feedback about priorities. This input helps to ensure that future plans for the BRU align with the needs of patients.

If you would likeĀ further information about the RUG, please contact us (