• Burden of RA - A Socioeconomic Study (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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • '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.