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. 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, 02 Mar Update on COVID-19 Vaccine We are receiving many calls and enquiries about the vaccine and how that may impact people with RA or JIA. 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 […] 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 COVID-19 Diagnosis and Monitoring Diet and Exercise Family Planning Healthcare professionals Other Conditions RA Stories Research Self Care Symptoms and Causes Treatment Work and BenefitsSelect resource type… Article Publication Video Clear All Article Guidance for NRAS groups on resuming in-person events As the vaccine rollout continues, the UK government and devolved administrations have announced plans for a reduction in COVID-19 restrictions. We understand that many of you will be keen to arrange face-to-face events once again when this is possible and safe, while others will want to continue to meet virtually until you feel you can […] Article Disability benefits consortium The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of over 100 different charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system. As part of the DBC, we speak up for NRAS Members who rely on disability benefits. Article Patient Views Representative Our volunteers are integral to our service delivery and help by providing a listening ear, taking part in research projects, raising awareness of RA and JIA and their impact, providing administrative backup and much more! Article Prescription charges coalition England is the only nation of the United Kingdom in which people still pay prescription charges. For people living with RA, JIA and other long-term conditions, this can be a serious financial burden. If you have an experience you would like to share relating to prescription charges or would like to support this campaign, please […] Article RA and mental health It has been suggested that depression in rheumatoid arthritis is nearly three times that of the general population, yet it often goes undiagnosed. NRAS is calling for every rheumatology unit in the UK to ask people using their services about their mental health. Although rheumatology units in the UK recognise that providing psychological support to […] Load more ↓ Help support others Because of your generous donations NRAS will continue to be there for everyone affected by RA. MonthlySinglePay in Funds £3£8£15Other £18.74£41.44£165.75Other £50£100£500Other Donate now!