Managing Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Join the next NRAS ‘RA Matters Online’ webinar - bringing expert speakers live to your home!

On Tuesday 5 May 7 pm - 8:15 pm we will be hosting the webinar: ‘Managing Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis' by Dr Yeliz Prior.

This is a rescheduled webinar that was previously supposed to be with Professor Sarah Ryan.

Date 5 May 2020
Topic Managing Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Speaker Dr Yeliz Prior


Fatigue is a serious and debilitating symptom, reported by 9 out of 10 people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, it remains invisible in the public eye and little understood by healthcare providers. Fatigue can manifest in physical and mental planes, affecting one’s ability to focus, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks at home, work or school, as well as having an impact on inter-personal relationships and mood management.  This webinar will focus on the non-pharmacological management of fatigue to discuss evidence-based strategies to reduce the impact of fatigue on the quality of life of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

The expert speaker for this webinar will be Dr Yeliz Prior, a mixed methods researcher at the Centre for Health Sciences Research at the University of Salford and an Advanced Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist at the Rheumatology department at the Mid Cheshire NHS Trust. Dr Prior has a long standing personal, clinical and research interest in rheumatology rehabilitation, having been diagnosed with RMDs at an early age, and continue to experience the day-to-day difficulties of living with joint pain, fatigue and stiffness in her own life. She has designed, developed and delivered Fibromyalgia Self-Management Education [FAMe] Group Programme in the NHS, with a main focus on cognitive behavioural approaches to cope with pain, fatigue, sleep and related mood issues in people with Primary and Secondary Fibromyalgia. Dr Prior is the British Society for Rheumatology Vice President Elect and the Chair Elect for the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology and passionate about promoting Patient, Public Involvement and Engagement in rheumatology research and guidelines development.

This webinar will be streaming LIVE, so you will have the opportunity to type in questions and have them answered in real time. This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from, and interact with, experts in their field in the comfort of your own home.

It is really simple to join a webinar – just register and all the details will be sent to you about how to join us on the day! All you need is a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, with access to the internet and Google Chrome (internet browser) or you can download the app (a link would be sent to you on registering for a webinar). All NRAS webinars are free to attend.

If you have any questions, please email We hope to welcome you to our webinar soon!

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