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We offer a range of information and support to newly diagnosed patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as those that have been living with RA. Find out how you, as a health professional, can refer your patients to NRAS services for additional support.

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New2RA Right Start service

A referral service designed by NRAS to support newly diagnosed people with RA in getting the best start possible in their RA journey.

What is the New2RA Right Start service?

New2RA Right Start is a new service that has been launched by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) at the BSR 2019 congress in Birmingham. New2RA Right Start supports people newly diagnosed with RA to understand their diagnosis and how it is likely to affect them. Getting the right, supportive start can help people to make adjustments to behaviour, lifestyle and health beliefs and understand why self-management is important and how to make those important first steps to managing their disease effectively.

By referring patients to the NRAS New2RA Right Start service, you will be sign-posting them to friendly, empathetic, expert staff, tailored support that is evidence-based and peer support at an individual and/ or community level.

How will it benefit my RA Patients?

In referring your newly diagnosed patients with RA to our New2RA Right Start service, they will:

– Better understand what RA is
– Know how it can affect them
– Get the right support
– Feel more in control
– Get a tailored pack of information that meets their personal needs
– Talk to a like-minded person who has lived with RA

How do I refer my patients?

Step 1: Refer your patient(s) to the New2RA Right Start service by clicking on the button below. Fill in a simple referral form and press ‘submit’
Step 2: Your patient will be contacted by NRAS and a phone call will be scheduled between the patient and our trained Helpline Team.
Step 3: The Helpline Team will speak to your patient and talk through everything that is concerning them, providing explanation about medications, the disease, and whatever else they wish to discuss. At the end of the call, your patient will be sent a customised pack of information relevant to their specific needs
Step 4: Your patient will be asked if they wish to speak to others with RA (more info).

To order or download marketing materials associated with the New2RA Right to Start service, click here

Living with RA service

What is the Living with RA service?

Living with RA is a new service that has been developed by NRAS to support a range of HCPs working with patients who have been living with RA for a period of time.

Getting the right, supportive help can enable people to make adjustments to behaviour, lifestyle and health beliefs and understand why self-management is important and how to make those important steps to manage their disease effectively.

By referring patients to the NRAS Living with RA service, you will be sign-posting them to friendly, empathetic, expert staff, tailored support that is evidence-based and peer support at an individual and/ or community level.

How will it benefit my RA Patients?

In referring patients with RA to the Living with RA service, they will:

– Better understand what RA is
– Know how it can affect them
– Get the right support
– Feel more in control
– Get a tailored pack of information that meets their personal needs
– Talk to a like-minded person who has lived with RA
– Have ongoing access to an independent support network

How do I refer my patients?

Step 1: Refer your patient(s) to the Living with RA service by clicking on the button below. Fill in a simple referral form and press ‘submit’
Step 2: Your patient will be contacted by NRAS and a phone call will be scheduled between the patient and our trained Helpline Team.
Step 3: The Helpline Team will speak to your patient and talk through everything that is concerning them, providing explanation about medications, the disease, and whatever else they wish to discuss. At the end of the call, your patient will be sent a customised pack of information relevant to their specific needs
Step 4: Your patient will be asked if they wish to speak to others with RA (more info).

Got a question about our services?

Feel free to give us a call on 01628 823 524 or send an email to enquiries@nras.org.uk