Research 01. How NRAS supports research From conducting our own research about the impact of RA on people’s lives to assisting third-party researchers, academics and professionals – we support research in a number of ways. Read more 02. Current research Find out about the research projects we are currently supporting. Read more 03. Get involved in research NRAS is committed to improving a broad range of outcomes for the RA community. In achieving these aims we work on a number of separate but entwined strategies covering issues such as policy reform, the develop of self-management resources, providing support and help to people experiencing health, social and psychological issues related to their RA. Take part 04. Research outcomes It is important that the full loop occurs when it comes to research, its not just taking part it is also finding out the results. Within this section you will find research outcomes. Read more 05. For researchers NRAS is open to supporting a wide variety of institutions and commercial organisations with their research via various means of recruitment, focus groups, promotion of research and production of surveys. Read more What's Happening News, 13 May Update on COVID-19 Vaccine All patients with RA are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people taking Disease Modifying Anti Rhematic Drugs such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide and hydroxychloroquine and/or advanced therapies such as biologics, biosimilars and JAK inhibitors. The only potential exception is for those on rituximab for which it is recommended to have a consultation […] News, 21 Sep Covid Choices survey results 1 in 3 people delay medical care in COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of information drives on-going fear of attending appointments. Patients need clear, consistent information about COVID-19 safety measures before going to hospital and GP appointments, according to a public survey led by the Patient Information Forum (PIF). 21/09/2020 More than 800 people responded to the […] Get all the latest news and events straight to your inbox with our regular email. Don't worry, we won't send you spam! Sign up Search for resources Try searching our resource hub to find the articles, videos, tools and publications most helpful for you. I am… Employer Health Professional Someone with RASelect topic… About NRAS Apni Jung info for South Asian community COVID-19 Diagnosis and Monitoring Diet and Exercise Events Family Planning Healthcare professionals Other Conditions RA Stories Research Self-management Symptoms and Causes Treatment Work and BenefitsSelect resource type… Article Facebook Live NRAS Live Publication Video Clear All Article A Guide to Staying Active with Inflammatory Arthritis Working out with arthritis can be a daunting thought and many experience gym anxiety. This is totally understandable but there are strategies you can put into place to make it easier to immerse yourself into the world of exercise. NRAS Live NRAS Live: Pregnancy Guidelines in Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease Our NRAS National Patient Champions, Ailsa Bosworth, was joined by Guidelines Author Prof. Ian Giles, patient mum Katy Pieris, Kate Duhig from the University of Manchester who is conducting a clinical trial in pregnancy and Nurse Specialist Louise Moore who was also on the Guidelines working group. You may have noticed we lost one of […] Article 8 tips to have a stress-free Diwali when you live with RA Diwali is a time full of happiness and joy, but for someone like me who lives with RA, it can also feel overwhelming and fearful. Over the years, I have learnt ways to manage the stress and fear surrounding it which I would love to share with you. Article Reflections on my life with RA, this World Arthritis Day Reflections on my life with RA, this World Arthritis Day Blog by Ailsa Bosworth MBE, NRAS Founder and National Patient Champion The theme for this World Arthritis Day, 12th October, 2023 is ‘Living with a Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disease at all stages of life’. At age 74 I’ve lived a long time and 43 years of that life […] Article 10 ways you can improve your mental well-being if you have a chronic illness 10 ways you can improve your mental well-being if you have a chronic illness Blog by Nadine Garland The World Health Organisation states that wellbeing is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is easy to focus on physical wellbeing when dealing with a chronic health condition such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and […] Load more ↓ Help support others Because of your generous donations NRAS will continue to be there for everyone affected by RA. MonthlySinglePay in Funds £5£10£20Other £16.68£34.00£83.56Other £50£100£500Other Donate now!