Thank you to all those who took part in interviews, and also to the members of our advisory panel. Special thanks to Suman Prinjha for her advice and support, and her help with editing the topic summaries. 

National Institute for Health Research

This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR), Grant Reference Number 136. The NIHR SPCR is hosted at the University of Oxford and is a partnership between the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

Advisory Panel

Jane Richardson
Chair and Principal Investigator
Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research, Keele University

Samantha Hider
Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Rheumatology at Keele University.

Kelsey M Jordan
Consultant Rheumatologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer and Trustee of the UK Gout Society

Jennifer Liddle
Research Associate, Keele University

Louise Locock
Director of Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Christian Mallen
Professor of General Practice Research; Director of Academic General Practice; Director of Clinical Academic Training; Arthritis Research UK Clinician Scientist, Keele University

Tom Margham
GP and Lead for Primary Care, Arthritis Research UK

Suman Prinjha
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Carol Rhodes
Patient and Public Involvement Coordinator, Keele University

Edward Roddy
Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at Keele University.

Carole Smailes
Interview Participant, Staffordshire

Supported by:

Grant holders:
Jane Richardson
Christian Mallen
Sue Ziebland
Sam Hilder
Roddy Edwards


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