The NHS Long Term Plan and rheumatoid arthritis: addressing unmet need

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Whilst care for the over 400,000 people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has improved over recent years, there are still high levels of unmet need and patients not receiving optimal treatment and support. Effective implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan should lead to improved care for people with RA. Better patient access to evidence-based treatment, access to multidisciplinary teams in the community, shared decision making, self-management and mental health support all form part of the picture.


This webinar covers: - Where inflammatory arthritis and RA fit with the NHS Long Term Plan. - Why early access to therapies to prevent disease progression is important. - The importance of peer support, self-management support and integrated services and what patient groups have to offer. 


Speakers: - Dr James Galloway, clinical lecturer at King’s College London and honorary consultant in rheumatology at King’s College Hospital. - Dr Gavin Clunie, Consultant Rheumatologist and Metabolic Bone Physician, Addenbrookes Hospital - Ailsa Bosworth, National Patient Champion, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

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