Benefits of membership
Joining will support NRAS but there are benefits for you too!
You'll be giving us a greater voice in the UK but will also get access to the following...
Copies of the comprehensive NRAS magazine
Keeps you updated with new developments, what people with rheumatoid arthritis and NRAS are achieving.
Click here for a taster of our magazine.
Members only monthly e-newsletters
To ensure you get the latest information before anyone else.
Annual Conferences: In 2012 we held our first annual conference near our offices in Maidenhead which was a great occasion with an excellent presentation by our main speaker Professor Peter Taylor. Since then we have held similar events in Birmingham, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Stirling and Nottingham areas. In 2017, we are holding conferences in Swindon and Wrexham and in 2018 we are planning conferences in Durham and Scotland. Members and their guest can attend for free.
Healthcare Champion Awards: NRAS regularly holds its Healthcare Champion Awards which honours those healthcare professionals who have gone the extra mile for the RA and JIA patients. Only Members are eligible to nominate and we invite the ten top Healthcare Champions in the UK, and those Members who successfully nominate them, to attend a high profile awards ceremony in London.
Access to the Members' area
Our special, private area on the website where you can communicate with other
members, talk about daily difficulties or successes and help reduce the feelings of isolation. It’s also a place to let off steam or just have a general chat with others living with the disease.
Members' Surveys and Research Projects
We are contacted on a regular basis by universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical partners and other researchers who wish to get RA patients involved in their projects. NRAS also carries out its own social research e.g. on benefits, social care, work etc. Members are always the first to hear about all of our projects and can get involved through surveys, focus groups and clinical trials.
We campaign at all levels on your behalf to improve services for people with RA. As a member you can play a role too.