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  • Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) reaction to government announcement on the Personal Independence Payment

    27 Feb 2017

    NRAS supports the response of The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) to the government announcement of changes to descriptors used in the assessment for the Personal Independence Payment. NRAS believes that the welfare system in this country is a safety net that we can be rightfully proud of, and we seek to help uphold its integrity and availability to those in need.

  • NRAS and 68 other charities call on Prime Minister for revised funding settlement in health and care

    15 Feb 2017

    Ailsa Bosworth MBE, CEO and founder of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) was one of sixty-eight charity leaders to sign a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for a revised funding settlement for health and care.

  • 'Love Your Heart' - Coming Soon..

    14 Feb 2017

    This Valentine’s Day, NRAS is delighted to announce its upcoming initiative called 'Love Your Heart' - an online programme that will help those with RA understand the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • NRAS partners with Mash PR to raise awareness of RA

    14 Feb 2017

    Mash PR has been retained by NRAS to raise awareness of this chronic disease and that of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and the charity’s work in this field. Mash PR is working on a 50:50 part: pro-bono basis providing NRAS with services that will include: influencer relations, fundraising support, media relations, public affairs, lobbying, social media & events.

  • Christmas closing times

    22 Dec 2016

    The NRAS office will be closed from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January. You can leave a message on the NRAS number 0845 458 3969 or you can send in an email enquiry on enquiries@nras.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to all messages and emails by Friday 6th January.

  • Lack of NHS resources in Wales causing delays to Inflammatory arthritis diagnosis and treatment

    6 Dec 2016

    Rheumatology and arthritis societies raise concerns for arthritis services in Wales and call for more support to improve long-term patient outcomes.

  • NRAS launches new section for Webcasts

    9 Nov 2016

    We are delighted to announce the launch of a new area on our website for educational webcasts

  • Healthcare Champions 2016

    3 Nov 2016

    On 2nd November, NRAS held its 5th Healthcare Champion awards ceremony in Portcullis House, Westminster with the kind permission of the Prime Minister and NRAS Founding Patron, the Rt. Hon Theresa May. The event was a resounding success with over 80 NRAS Members, healthcare professionals, MPs and special guests attending.

  • Technology project to analyse thousands of personal experiences of rheumatoid arthritis drugs

    31 Oct 2016

    A new type of academic research will investigate treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), by using software to analyse thousands of real life experiences of RA drugs.

  • Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

    31 Oct 2016

    NRAS has been pleased to be a part of the government's Expert Advisory Group on work, disability and health for several months (the EAG comprises a wide range of individuals representing long term health conditions, patient organisations, employers and others). The launch of a new green paper today is an important step towards challenging the attitudes, prejudices and misunderstandings that have become engrained in many policies and minds of employers, within the welfare state, across the health service and in wider society

  • 'Behind the Smile' - an NRAS/ Lilly collaboration

    26 Oct 2016

    Earlier this year we partnered with Lilly pharmaceuticals to produce a film for World Arthritis Day 2016.

  • NRAS Members' Autumn 2016 Magazine - out now!

    5 Oct 2016

    Our latest members' magazine has hit the doorsteps. If you're an NRAS member, you should receive your copy this week.

  • NRAS cautiously welcomes big changes to benefit assessments

    3 Oct 2016

    You may have seen the news over the weekend that speaking ahead of the Conservative party conference, the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Damien Green, announced a big change to the assessment process for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

  • NRAS partners with Spring Chicken

    12 Sep 2016

    NRAS is delighted to announce a new partnership with the online shop, Spring Chicken. Formed by duo Anna and Sarah, Spring Chicken exists to provide solutions to everyday life tasks that some of us can have difficulty completing. NRAS are proud to be working with them to provide you with access to the latest and most suitable products to make living with RA easier and more manageable

  • 'Who Cares' - NRAS launches new report exploring social care and people with RA in Scotland

    6 Sep 2016

    89% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in Scotland say condition affects their daily activities yet unaware of eligibility for help with care and support from their local council.

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