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Our Values, Missions & Aims

BIRD’s vision to promote and support Bath as a centre of excellence in arthritis research and patient support.

Please click here to read our short overview leaflet and here to read our year at a glance leaflet.


Our mission is to:

  • improve outcomes and treatments for patients through promoting collaboration between clinicians and research scientists;
  • support research and educational activities in bone and joint diseases with a focus on Bath; and,
  • relieve sickness and to promote and advance medical knowledge with particular reference to rheumatic diseases and to undertake research in relation thereto.  

We are:

  • committed to working with others in support of achieving its charitable objectives, with patient and public involvement and engagement embedded in the charitable activities;  
  • ambitious for the future of arthritis research and education in Bath;
  • duty bound to act with integrity, be well governed and responsibly run; and,
  • accountable to its beneficiaries and other stakeholders for its actions.

With a primary focus on Bath, BIRD’s aims are to:

  • ensure its work and activities are informed by active patient, family and carer engagement;
  • be the driving force behind high quality arthritis research by awarding pump-prime funding to build research activity;
  • be the deliverer of choice of high quality continuing education and public information events relating to arthritis;
  • be the local charity raising awareness of the impact of arthritis; and,
  • to support the continuing provision and development of high quality rheumatology services based on research and education.  

BIRDs Council of Management & Governance Structure

Please click here to see BIRDs Council of Management & Governance Structure. If you would like any more information, please contact us.

BIRDs Annual Report & Financial Overview

Please click here to see BIRDs Annual Report & Financial Overview. If you would like any more information, please contact us.

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