RA news

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NHS Long Term Plan

    9 Jan 2019

    On 7th January 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan was released, which sets out objectives and strategies for the NHS in England over the next decade.

  • Osteoporosis is a risk factor for people with RA and JIA

    30 Oct 2018

    See the following press release about an important new report on the state of play of osteoporosis in the UK.