Rheumatoid Arthritis

Support for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is available through the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society









In addition, the following are highly recommended for people living with RA

  • Have your blood fats (cholesterol) measured annually
  • Have your blood pressure measured and recorded at least once a year and set a personal target that is right for you
  • Have your eyes screened, particularly if you have gritty eyes which may be a sign of secondary Sjogren’s syndrome. This can be a common side effect of RA and some medicines
  • Ask your Rheumatology team about any opportunities to participate in research. Ideally, all patients should have opportunities to take part in research whether it be related to drugs or observational studies on subjects such as fatigue or exercise

For support, information, education and peer to peer contact become a member of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). Visit www.nras.org.uk or call 0845 458 3969 to join.


Call the NRAS freephone helpline on 0800 298 7650 if you need information, have a query on any aspect of your disease or need a listening ear.