Rheumatoid Arthritis Consumer Care Guide

Arthritis Australia has launched a new Consumer Care Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), funded by the Australian Government.

Co-designed with people living with RA, the Guide is intended to empower you to manage your condition, and navigate the health system. It includes tips for every stage of your life.

The Guide also introduces the first Australian RA Clinical Care Standard, what they mean for your care, and how you can advocate to improve care. To download your copy of the first Australian RA Clinical Care Standard, click here

To read Arthritis Australia’s media release, click here.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Consumer Care Guide

Arthritis Australia has welcomed proposals to decrease the cost of medicines and improve accessibility for people with arthritis. CEO Jonathan Smithers said “People with arthritis face very high out of pocket costs to manage their condition, and are increasingly struggling to access medical appointments when they need them. Any measures that save consumers cost and difficulty in accessing medicines need to be seriously considered. A saving of $180 a year will make a real difference for many people.”