Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how HealthPad uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

HealthPad is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

HealthPad may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customers’ needs. We only use this information for aggregate statistical analysis and then the data areremoved from the system.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz - which contain randomly generated numbers

The following cookies are set by Google and allow us to share our location with you through Google Maps:

pref - which contain randomly generated numbers

The following cookies are set by Twitter and allow us up date you with our news.

k, guest_id - which contain part randomly generated numbers

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.


Dr Sonya Abraham (past Chair of BritPACT)

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine

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Dr Laura Coates (Chair)

NIHR Clinician Scientist and Senior Clinical Research Fellow

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Professor Oliver Fitzgerald (International Advisor)

Newman Clinical Research Professor; Consultant Rheumatologist

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Dr Bruce Kirkham

Consultant Rheumatologist, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, and Professor of Translational Rheumatology, Kings College London

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Dr Ellie Korendowych

Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Lead for Rheumatology

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Dr Jon Packham

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, Keele University, Stoke on Trent, UK; Consultant Rheumatologist, Haywood Hospital, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership (SSoTP) NHS Trust

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Dr Stefan Siebert

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology

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