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Useful links

There are a lot of websites with sound advice on a range of topics connected to arthritis and other rheumatological conditions. We've started to put together a general list which we hope you'll find useful.

Information sheets / booklets

You can browse for information by subject (e.g. treatments, lifestyle, parenting) or type (e.g. booklet, course, video).

This is one of the largest charities in the UK and is dedicated to promoting medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions, providing information to the general public and educating healthcare professionals about arthritis.

The website contains an extensive list of online information sheets, which are well written and easy to understand. This includes:

Financial help

  • Advice West (previously called East Bristol Advice Service)

Has excellent information and advice, including a five minute DLA test for a quick and easy way to decide about applying.

Contains information such as the rates of payment and how to claim. You can apply online or request an application form from Contact a Family.

Factsheet in pdf format.

Information for health professionals

The National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales was established in 2002. Its purpose is to define, improve and maintain the quality of care of individuals receiving hip, knee and ankle joint replacement surgery across the NHS and the independent healthcare sector.

Information for people with arthritis, health professionals and students, researchers, fundraisers and policy makers.

This site is directed at health professionals, but has some useful clinical guidelines.

Produced in collaboration with the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO).

Support and support groups

Arthritis Care is user led, which means people with arthritis are at the heart of this organisation. It is a national charity and the largest organisation working with and for all people who have arthritis.

This site has practical information on coping with arthritis and a good set of links. The site was developed by an occupational therapist who researched as a PhD how parents cope. Carrie's daughter has arthritis.