Useful links

The following links provide information on arthritis both for healthcare professionals and patients.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society provides support and information for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis Research UK: for information on conditions and drugs

National Osteoporosis Society: UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Arthritiscare: UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis

British Society for Rheumatology: promotes excellence in the treatment of people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and supports those delivering it

Department of Health: the government department responsible for public health issues

World Health Organisation fracture risk tool: healthcare professionals can use this tool to estimate a patient’s risk of a future (10 year) fracture risk by using various clinical factors

Centre for Patient Involvement: provides a platform to share information relating to verity of approaches seeking patient feedback and uses feedback to improve clinical services and patient outcomes

Citizens Advice Bureau: information and advice relating to claiming benefits and help with health-related costs’

Patient Experience Network: the Arthritis Centre supports the work of the PEN to improve patient experience