15 Oct 2018
The first biosimilars to be introduced in rheumatology came to the UK market in early 2015, however, their use in rheumatoid arthritis is set to soar with the introduction of 4 biosimilars when Adalimumab comes off patent on 16th October, 2018.
24 Sep 2018
Biosimilar medicines represent very good value for the NHS since they are often much less costly than the originator medicine. Therefore the NHS is asking clinical teams, in discussion with individual patients, to ensure they are using the best value biological medicines – whether that is the originator biological medicine or a new biosimilar medicine – so that the money saved can be reinvested in new medicines and treatments for patients.
26 Jul 2018
On 20th June 2018, NRAS held an event in Parliament to celebrate some of our fantastic fundraisers who have raised money for JIA at NRAS.
21 Jun 2018
I’ve lived with sero-negative, inflammatory polyarthritis for nearly half a life-time, (39 years), which I refer to as RA. That was the diagnosis I was given at the time, but along the way I was told I had the HLAB27 gene which people with RA do not routinely have. This particular gene relates to Ankylosing Spondylitis which is what my father had from before I was born. Also in recent years I have developed mild psoriasis although I’m not sure whether this is due to the disease process or a side effect of the many drugs I have taken to combat this dreadful disease.
20 Jun 2018
only 1 in 4 Brits knows what Rheumatoid Arthritis is. RA Awareness Week: 18-24 June. #ReframeRA
14 May 2018
The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018.
26 Apr 2018
There is a big social stigma around Rheumatoid Arthritis (and other long term conditions) in South Asian communities! Research suggests South Asian people with RA are often forced to hide their condition due to society beliefs, misconceptions etc. Combined with language barriers, this can have a severe impact on their ability to receive accurate info and live a healthy life.
23 Mar 2018
The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and Sandoz, have developed an informative animation on biosimilars with input from individuals living with inflammatory arthritis and in partnership with the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
21 Mar 2018
A new campaign that highlights the importance of mental strength in helping people with RA manage their condition
14 Feb 2018
NRAS Launches 'Love Your Heart' Interactive Video Programme. A new initiative aims to decrease cardiovascular risk for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.