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  • Benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for people with RA

    14 Sep 2017

    The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) today released a report 'Supporting those who need it most?' following a survey of 1700 people with long-term conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Prescription Charges

    16 Aug 2017

    Last week, the NHS announced plans to stop certain prescriptions that are considered to be either ineffective or low cost enough that patients can buy themselves.

  • Arthritis Charities Welcome Rheumatology Decision for Wales

    17 Jul 2017

    Welsh Assembly Members have voted overwhelmingly in support of a motion calling on the Government to provide a fully-dedicated rheumatology service for children living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in South Wales.

  • Office closed on 28th June

    26 Jun 2017

    Please be aware that the NRAS office (including Helpline) will be closed on Wednesday, 28th June due to a staff training day.

  • NRAS launches new booklet: 'Medicines in Rheumatoid Arthritis'

    25 Apr 2017

    NRAS is delighted to unveil its latest initiative that will help those with the debilitating condition Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) understand more about the medicines that are used in the treatment and management of this incurable condition.

  • Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Socioeconomic Survey (BRASS)

    25 Apr 2017

    The University of Chester and HCD Economics in partnership with the NRAS have embarked on a comprehensive bottom-up burden of illness study to provide the community with per-patient societal costs; direct medical, direct non-medical and indirect costs.

  • NRAS launches informative Biosimilars video

    24 Apr 2017

    Alternatives to Biologic medicines will shake up Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers’ treatment regimes. NRAS has launched a video at the 2017 Rheumatology conference by BSR to help RA sufferers understand upcoming potential changes to their medication.

  • A Tribute to Wendy Garwood (1966-2017)

    5 Apr 2017

    It is with great sadness that we share with you the very tragic news that Wendy Garwood, a past NRAS board member has passed away following a short illness. Naturally all of us at NRAS who worked with Wendy over the years are devastated by the loss and our sympathies and thoughts are with her husband Alan and her family at this difficult time.

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