• Exeter Family Fun Day 2019

    19 Sep 2019

    This was the first time JIA-at-NRAS hosted a family fun day in the South West of the UK. We were looking forward to meeting lots of new families, children and young people.

  • Bushcraft Day | 1 August 2019 | York

    8 Aug 2019

    Take a look to see how the day went at our Bushcraft Day in Castle Howard!

  • Bushcraft Day | 30 July 2019 | Oxford

    2 Aug 2019

    Check out how our adventurers got on in Oxford on our first Bushcraft Day of 2019!

  • Coping with swelling during the summer months

    16 Jul 2019

    Warm weather generally makes children feel active and motivated. But for children and young people with JIA, the warm weather might bring additional challenges. While it’s not uncommon for feet, ankles, and hands to swell up in the heat, those already dealing with JIA swelling may experience further tenderness.

  • Children at Cecil Gowing Infant School are inspired to Help a Good Cause

    21 Jun 2019

    Children at Cecil Gowing Infant School are quite used to seeing their school featured in ‘Just Sprowston’ and this month two of the children requested that they write the article themselves!

  • Growing evidence for the importance of a healthy gut in JIA

    5 Jun 2019

    Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are approximately 2 years into a study that is looking at how gut bacteria differs between healthy children and those with arthritis.

  • Reaction to Martine's Story with JIA (BBC Panorama)

    3 Jun 2019

    The first episode of a profoundly bleak but crucially informative two-part Panorama, Crisis in Care (BBC One, Wednesday 29th May at 9 pm), highlighted the adult social care system on the brink and in dire need of reform after years of austerity. A BBC social affairs correspondent spent a year in Somerset, a county with one of the UK’s fastest ageing populations. There, the council spends 42 pence in every pound of council tax on funding adult social care. One of the case studies highlighted was Martine, a 37-year-old mother of triplets with very severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) since the age of two, cared for by her partner. 

  • Do you know who the Governors are at your child's school and how to contact them?

    21 May 2019

    Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions - Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England

  • What makes a Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse so special?

    10 May 2019

    I have met so many JIA nurses over the last few years and there is not one which I don’t admire. They are critical to delivering and sharing information within the multi-disciplinary team about a child or young person and they are often the central link that has regular contact with everyone.

  • Frogmore House and Garden Open Day

    15 Apr 2019

    Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle's magnificent Home Park, will open to the public on 28, 29 and 30 May 2019 as part of the annual charity garden open days. One of the three charities that will benefit from the proceeds of this year's open days is the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS).