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BackCare is a British medical research charity dedicated to the management of back problems. It was formed in 1968 as the National Back Pain Association. BackCare is a registered charity (number 256751) that aims to reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and support, promoting good practice and funding research. BackCare acts as the hub between patients, (healthcare) professionals, employers, policy makers, researchers and all others with an interest in back pain.

BackCare was founded in 1968 by Stanley Grundy, CBE, who suffered from chronic back pain but was disappointed to find out that, at that time, there was a lack of information and research in this area.[citation needed] As a result, he founded the Back Pain Research Association, which was later renamed to the National Back Pain Association (NBPA) and is now known as BackCare, the charity for healthier backs.

BackCare released an iPhone app[1] in 2010, which runs on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It was featured in the Sunday Times Top 500 Apps on 20 February 2011, and won the 'Best Use of Technology' award at the Charity Times Awards 2011.[2]


External links[edit]

  • BackCare's Official Website
  • "National Back Pain Association, registered charity no. 256751". Charity Commission for England and Wales.