Work is an important part of all our lives and should be accessible to people with rheumatic disease.
Get involved for World Arthritis Day http://www.worldarthritisday.org/ 2009 - share your inspiring images and stories of working with rheumatic disease. Visit our online photo gallery and competition http://www.worldarthritisday.org/picturethis/index.php
Give your perspectives and experiences of work - for people with rheumatic disease and make your voice heard. The survey aims to find positive ways in which health professionals, employers and people with rheumatic diseases and can work together and bring this important discussion and dialogue to the media and policy makers.
Share your views about work and rheumatic disease now by filling in the Let’s Work Together online survey http://www.worldarthritisday.org/survey.php
Encourage your friends and colleagues to log on, view the gallery and fill in the survey too.
We are now acting as a patient forum group for our local rheumatology department at 'Torbay Hospital', Torquay in Devon. We have had a lot of discussion with Dr. Viner and his colleagues about the most effective way we can help. Our role is developing all the time and we are looking at a number of projects that specifically support people with arthritis as they navigate their way through the medical maze.