NRAS has a new video on the benefits of the Right Start Service for patients newly or recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
New2RA Right Start is a service launched by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) at the BSR 2019 congress and to which many rheumatology services are referring their patients. Right Start supports people newly diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis to understand their diagnosis and how it is likely to affect them. Getting the right, supportive start can help people to make adjustments to their behaviour, lifestyle and health beliefs and understand why self-management is essential, and learn how to make those important first steps to managing their disease effectively.
By referring patients to the NRAS Right Start service, you will be sign-posting them to friendly, empathetic, expert staff and tailored support that is evidence-based as well as peer support at an individual and/or community level.
How will it benefit RA Patients?
In referring newly diagnosed patients with RA to the Right Start service, they will:
- Better understand what RA is
- Know how it can affect them
- Get the right support
- Feel more in control
- Get a tailored pack of information that meets their personal needs
- Talk to a like-minded person who has lived with RA
Please watch the new YouTube video here.