NRAS Champions' Awards 2022

Do you know someone who is truly amazing in supporting those living with RA or JIA? A healthcare professional who offers care and support above and beyond what is expected? An NRAS Volunteer who despite their own inflammatory arthritis goes the extra mile to help others? A fundraiser extraordinaire? Anyone who you feel has contributed to improving the lives of those living with RA/JIA, could be the winner of an NRAS Champion Award. Let’s celebrate our unsung heroes.

We need your help to find those NRAS Heroes!

Thank you to everyone that nominated their NRAS Champions for 2022, voting is now closed.

The shortlist is now with our judging panel for review, and we look forward to sharing the details of our winners with you in due course! Winners will be chosen in the following categories:

  • Individual Rheumatology Champion
  • Individual Paediatric Rheumatology Champion
  • Entire Rheumatology Team Champions
  • Entire Paediatric Rheumatology Teams Champions
  • Individual NRAS Champion

From your nominations, the judging panel, will identify the winners who will be invited to a prestigious Gala Dinner in Windsor to receive their award.



Meet the judges

Clare Jacklin

Clare Jacklin, NRAS CEO. Clare has worked for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society since 2007 and in June 2019 took over as CEO from NRAS founder, Ailsa Bosworth, MBE. She is committed to developing services to ensure that the support people with RA or JIA require continues to be provided and that the patient voice of people living with these conditions is heard loud and clear.

Ailsa Bosworth, MBE

Ailsa Bosworth MBE Founded NRAS in 2021 and stepped down as CEO in 2019 to take on a new role as NRAS National Patient Champion. Ailsa has lived with sero-negative polyarthritis for over 40 years.

Dr. Daniel Murphy

Dr Daniel Murphy, GP & Associate Specialist Rheumatologist, Honiton Surgery & Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. A valued member of the NRAS Professional Advisory Board.

Dr. Lorraine Croot

Dr Lorraine Croot, Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Lead, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. A valued member of the NRAS Professional Advisory Board.

Lindsey Cook

Lindsey Cook, NRAS Trustee. Lindsey has over 20 years’ experience working alongside executive level authorities in the Life sciences, charities and the NHS sectors. She is an accomplished project manager, having led several high profile, award-winning national healthcare projects, and has also contributed to the development of national policy.

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie is a life time Member of NRAS and has supported the charity as a volunteer for many years.

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