There have been a number of significant advances in public policy that affects RA, including the introduction of a National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standard for RA and a Best Practice Tariff for Early Inflammatory Arthritis. However, there is still a long way to go before we achieve high quality services for everyone with RA.
In the run up to the General Election, and beyond, we want to strike up a conversation with policymakers, our Members and the wider public about opportunities that exist to further improve RA services. We have published a manifesto, “General Election 2015: 10 things the next Government can do to help people with rheumatoid arthritis” to help inform discussions between the charity’s supporters and policymakers.
You can read our ’10 calls to action’ and the full manifesto on the NRAS website as well as finding out ways in which you can help spread our message.