British Scoliosis Research Foundation


The British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF) is the only charity that exists solely to promote research into the treatment of spinal curvature in the UK.

Each year the BSRF funds a great deal of research into scoliosis and periodically holds an international symposium to spread the knowledge gained from research.

The BSRF works closely with the Scoliosis Association (UK), the national patient's support organisation and also with the British Scoliosis Society, the organisation for doctors specialising in the treatment of scoliosis


The BSRF’s vision is to have, within 10 years, contributed to discovering the cause of idiopathic scoliosis and to have improved the quality of life for people with all types of scoliosis.


The organisation’s mission is to stimulate and finance high-quality research into:

    • The causation of, prevention of, and potential cures for idiopathic scoliosis
    • The assessment of new forms of treatment – surgical and otherwise
    • The encouragement of basic scientific research that might add to knowledge of the changes, causal or otherwise, in idiopathic scoliosis
    • The support of research by young surgeons to stimulate an interest in scoliosis in newly qualified doctors

For more information about BSRF please visit their website

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