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National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) provides support and information for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), their families, friends, carers and health professionals. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a disabling, long term condition for which there is no cure. It is an often misunderstood disease which can occur at any age and is a complex disease of the autoimmune system causing joint swelling and inflammation, extreme fatigue and pain. Around 680,000 people in the UK have the condition with around 12,000 being children with the juvenile form JIA. We support people through our:

  • Helpline – freephone 0800 2987650. Open Monday – Friday 9.30 am until 4.30 pm. Alternatively you can email
  • Peer to peer support – you can talk to someone else living with RA, you can visit a local NRAS group, or you can post on the NRAS Members’ online forum.
  • Free information – our publications and website explore all aspects of living with RA.
  • Campaigning – we campaign at local, regional and government level to ensure that RA is given the priority it should have.
  • Membership services and benefits – NRAS magazine and e-news updates including access to our on-line Members’ Forum, the opportunity to participate in special events and RA related research and to receive a Personal Care Plan to use with your rheumatology team.
  • Web:
    Call: 01628 501547

    National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

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