Coalitions and groups

We're members of several organisations, which we work in collaboration with:

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA)

ARMA is the umbrella body providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK.

Association of Medical Research Charities (amrc)

The Association of Medical Research Charities is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Versus Arthritis supports the AMRC’s position statement on supporting research in universities.

CaSE logo Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK.

Care and Support Alliance (CSA)

The Care and Support Alliance represents over 75 of Britain’s leading charities campaigning for a properly funded care system alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers who deserve better care.

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)

The Disability Benefits Consortium is a national coalition of over 50 different charities committed to working towards a fair benefits system.

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National Voices

National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England. We work together to strengthen the voice of patients, service users, carers, their families and the voluntary organisations that work for them.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

NCVO champions and strengthens the voluntary sector.

The Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal

We're a member of the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal. Through this voluntary programme, we work with the government and other charities, to improve the nation’s public health. We've signed up to the physical activity pledge, which involves raising awareness of the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on physical activity.

Falls and Fractures Alliance

Members of the Alliance are working together to prevent falls and fractures and to reduce the rate of hospital admissions for hip fractures and for falls-related injuries among older people.

All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research

This group provides a forum and network for parliamentarians with an interest in medical research; encourages collaboration between parliamentarians and medical research bodies; and provides MPs and peers with information on developments in medical research. We support the group together with the Association of Medical Research Charities, Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust.

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