• Over 30 charity CEOs write to DWP about changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

    17 Mar 2017

    On 15th March, the Chief Executives of over 30 charities and organisations (including NRAS) wrote an open letter to Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt, urging her not to proceed with damaging changes to Personal Independence Payments.

  • No Phone Zone

    13 Mar 2017

    'no phone zone' is a concept created to stimulate discussion amongst like-minded individuals who are concerned about the potential negative impact that smartphone overuse could have in our homes

  • Real Humans of NRAS

    9 Mar 2017

    Yesterday marked International Women’s Day where we celebrate inspirational women everywhere, women such as our very own amazing Sharon Branagh.

  • Budget response - March 2017

    9 Mar 2017

    The Chancellor has announced an additional £2bn of funding over the next three years to support the social care system, along with measures to support health and care transformation.

  • 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

    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 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.