Improve public awareness and dispel the myths
We will increase the public’s consciousness and understanding of RMDs and encourage early diagnosis and treatment to minimise the debilitating effects of them.
Dispel the myths and make everyone aware of the facts:
- 10 million people in the UK have a form of RMD
- 200,000 people suffer from ankylosing spondylitis in the UK
- Three quarters of people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are of working age and there are 20,000 new cases in the UK every year
We will continue to engage the public and campaign for RMDs to be continually high on the political and public agenda.
Promote and nurture excellence in rheumatology
Your gift will help all our clinicians and health professionals to receive the support, training and education they need to advance their knowledge, skills and practice.
We will help to develop standards of care and health policy to improve services, and campaign for clinicians to be able to give patients the most effective treatments available.