Opportunity details

PIMS – Patient and public engagement and involvement in musculoskeletal research

Could you use your experience of a musculoskeletal condition to help to make research better?

Link to organisation:


Full description:

PIMS is a group for adults with an interest in musculoskeletal care who would like to learn about the research being done and make it better. Whether you are a patient, carer, friend, relative or a member of the public, everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be an expert, just have experience of a musculoskeletal condition.

We are looking to expand our membership and share what we do with enthusiastic like-minded people.

Date from

17th February 2022

Date to

17th February 2023


Ran by the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne

We have the aim of bringing together patients and members of the public with researchers. We believe that by combining lived experience with research, there is a mutual benefit of making research more successful and relevant to the population it serves, it can be empowering for patients and members of the public while also raising interest and the profile of clinical research. Everyone is a winner!


PIMS poster - A4.docx



Muscles, joints and bones


UK wide
North East

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Individual based on an individuals needs and the project.


Not typically, but some projects do offer payment


Parking and light refreshments for face-to-face meetings

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?