National Rheumatoid Arthritis SocietyThe voice of people affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis in the UK.
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) was established in 2001. Every year we work to support the 400,000 people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and the 12,000 children and young people living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), their families, friends, carers and the health professionals who treat them. We are the only charity with a specific focus on RA.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?
RA causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints and is accompanied by severe fatigue and extreme pain, often affecting the ability to carry out even the simplest day to day tasks. It is a progressive, lifelong condition, for which there is currently no cure, and can affect adults of any age. JIA also causes inflammation in the joints. The severity of the arthritis can vary from mild to extremely disabling and affects children under the age of 16.
What we do
NRAS is a patient-led organisation and we provide our vital services to anyone who needs them, they include:
• A freephone confidential helpline
• A UK wide network of NRAS groups
• Peer to peer telephone support
• A wide range of free publications
• An informative website and online support
• Campaigning to raise awareness
NRAS is constantly striving for a better life for those living with RA and JIA and, with your help, we can work to achieve this and make their voices heard.
Thank you for your support
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