RHEUmatic and musculoskeletal conditions: geographical MApping of Prevalence and outcomeS. Understanding the experiences and priorities for care for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions living in rural and urban areas.


Can you help the University of Aberdeen’s Epidemiology group with their Nuffield Foundation study exploring the priorities for healthcare of people living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease (RMD) e.g. osteoarthritis, vasculitis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis? 

The aim of this study is to understand the healthcare priorities of those living with RMD and how these might differ in rural and urban communities, with the information gathered helping to make recommendation to support health service planning.

To take part, you must be over 18 and have a diagnosed rheumatic or musculoskeletal condition. The survey will ask a series of questions to help understand peoples experiences and priorities for care and should take around 20 minutes to complete. Click on the button below to take part or request a paper copy by emailing  

To find out more about the study click here.

Survey anticipated to close: 31 October 2021