• NRAS and the CBI launch video to encourage employers to provide better support for employees

    18 Sep 2019

    National Charity and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) partner to launch video to encourage employers to provide better support for employees with Rheumatoid Arthritis and other long term conditions in the workplace

  • Charity Founder, Ailsa Bosworth MBE steps down after 18 years as CEO

    26 Jun 2019

    The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has announced that Ailsa Bosworth MBE, the charity’s Founder and CEO, will be stepping down as CEO at the organisation’s AGM this week and taking on a new role as National Patient Champion. Clare Jacklin who has worked with Bosworth for the last 12 years will be taking over as CEO.

  • Rheumatology care compromised due to overworked NHS nurses

    30 Apr 2019

    The excessive workload for NHS rheumatology nurse specialists is compromising patient care, according to a new report released today.

  • Frogmore House and Garden Open Day

    15 Apr 2019

    Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle's magnificent Home Park, will open to the public on 28, 29 and 30 May 2019 as part of the annual charity garden open days. One of the three charities that will benefit from the proceeds of this year's open days is the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS).

  • Wear Purple for JIA 2019

    9 Apr 2019

    #WearPurpleForJIA is a campaign that was launched in 2015 by two JIA mums to raise much needed awareness and funds for children and young people living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Join us and help make #WearPurpleforJIA even bigger and better!

  • PIP reassessments to end for pensioners with RA

    5 Mar 2019

    Today, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd, has announced that people over the age of state pension age with disabilities, such as rheumatoid arthritis, will no longer have to be reassessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) annually or every few years.

  • NRAS: How Brexit may impact on you

    28 Feb 2019

    Over the last few months, NRAS has asked its members and supporters to contact their MPs to raise various issues about the UK’s departure from the European Union and any impact this may have on people with RA and JIA.

  • NRAS signs open letter to the Prime Minister

    22 Feb 2019

    Ailsa Bosworth MBE, Chief Executive of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to prevent the UK leaving the European Union without a negotiated deal.

  • Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

    18 Feb 2019

    The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is sad to hear of the passing of veteran Labour MP, Paul Flynn. Paul had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for many years and had been confined to his home over the last few months due to the disease.

  • Access to biologic/ biosimilar medicines for people with 'moderate' RA

    13 Feb 2019

    The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the British Society for Rheumatology have issued a joint statement today on the subject of access to biologic/biosimilar medicines for people with RA who have ‘moderate’ disease.