Since inception, the MPS Society has become a world-leading patient organisation within rare diseases and we have actively encouraged and supported collaborative initiatives and partnership working. We played a leading role in establishing the UK Lysosomal Storage Diseases Patient Organisation Collaborative, a patient organisation representing those affected by lysosomal storage diseases, including MPS diseases.
The group is made up of representatives from seven other organisations:
In addition, we are a founding member of MPS Europe and the International MPS Network, working to share best practice, improve access to world-class information and trials and fundamentally, building a global community of support.
We work in partnership with a number of pharmaceutical companies on clinical trials, facilitating patient access to clinical trials through Rare Disease Research Partners (RDRP), a wholly-owned, not for profit subsidiary of the MPS Society whose social objectives are to reinvest any profits for the purpose of education, enhancing needs-led advocacy support, quality of life research and scientific research to the MPS community.
The latest job vacancy for Managing Director of MPS Europe is open for applications.
IMPSN – International MPS Network
Created in April 1992 by Christine Lavery (founder of MPS Society, UK) and with the support and engagement of other MPS organisations around the world including Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland and Russia, the MPS community unite to learn and share their experiences in each country and work to promote better care for families and people with MPS and other related illnesses. As well as working with the medical community to develop treatment so that these people could have a better quality of life.
The MPS Society has an excellent relationship with the UK Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSD) Specialist Centres in London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Manchester, working closely with clinicians, healthcare professionals and researchers. Visit the clinics page more for a list of the specialist centres.