There’s more to life than biologics!

NRAS ran a very interesting webinar this week, ‘What’s new in rheumatoid arthritis?’ by Prof. Peter Taylor, University of Oxford. It is available to watch here: https://www.nras.org.uk/webinar-recordings-2018 and it was fascinating. (You need to put in your name and email, but then you get straight through to the webinar.) He walked us through the various … Continue reading There’s more to life than biologics!

NICE is as blinkered as ever: nothing has changed since 2010

In January 2010 I 'reported' that NICE were refusing to consider treatment of early RA with biologics because one had to 'fail' on two other DMARDS first, which would take a minimum of six months, more likely a year. NICE (amusing standing for National Institute for Clinical Excellence, actually have very little interest in clinical … Continue reading NICE is as blinkered as ever: nothing has changed since 2010

Are you tired of not having your fatigue concerns taken seriously?

Last year I attended the Future of Health 2014 Conference, having applied to be a 'citizen journalist' and tweet about the event. There was a big focus there on listening to the patient, and that's certainly not an isolated event. The excellent Creaky Joints report on the EULAR conference makes it clear that this is … Continue reading Are you tired of not having your fatigue concerns taken seriously?

Good old NRAS – Employment courses for UK-based RA sufferers

NRAS (the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) are running a series of 10 UK based events helping those with RA to keep working. The workshops will be held throughout 2010 in cities all across the UK. They’re open to anyone with RA and they’re free. Each workshop will allow you to get information about talking to … Continue reading Good old NRAS – Employment courses for UK-based RA sufferers