Patient Information

Here you will find useful information to help you manage your condition.  Additionally we have provided links to patient support organisations which you may find helpful.

Useful Links

BSR.org

British Society for Rheumatology

The BSR promotes excellence in the treatment of people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and supports those delivering it. With over 25 years of expertise in promoting high quality standards of care, providing education, training and support to those working in rheumatology.

NRAS

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

NRAS are a UK based charity who aim to provide information and support for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families, friends and carers, and health professionals with an interest in RA

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK is a UK based charity leading the fight against arthritis. This charity aims to alleviate suffering for patients with all forms of arthritis, helping people to remain active. They fund high quality basic and clinical research and also provide information and campaigning. Everything they do is underpinned by research.

 

NHS and UK Department of Health Related Links

NHS-Direct

NHS Direct

Direct Health related information and reassurance at the end of a phone 24/7 365 days of the year!

NHS-Choices (RA)

NHS Choices (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

NHS Direct microsite for rheumatoid arthritis advice. Clear and concise information describing current management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the National Health Service

NHS-Choices (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

NHS Choices (Fibromyalgia)

NHS Direct microsite for Fibromyalgia. Information describing the diagnosis and management of Fibromyalgia in the National Health Service

NHS-Choices (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

NHS Choices (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

NHS Direct microsite for Ankylosing spondylitis. Clear and concise information describing current management of spondyloarthropathies in the National Health Service

NICE.org

NHS NICE Website

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is a UK Government body set up to assess the health and economic benefits of new and novel treatment modalities. This is of increasing importance to those patients with rheumatological conditions as novel treatments (especially Biological Therapies) are constantly evolving as our knowledge of the immune system and it’s function and malfunction increase.