Welsh Paediatric Rheumatology Services - Campaign Update

 NRAS is continuing its campaign in Wales to improve current paediatric rheumatology services in the Country. On Monday 26th February, along with Arthritis Care Wales and the British Society for Rheumatology, we met with Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, and Rhianon Passmore AM, a Labour Member. Both politicians were very supportive of our campaign, recognising the need to improve services for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Wales.

The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) are in the process of reviewing the current provision of paediatric services and are due to make a decision on a proposed service at the end of March. Following the decision, we will work with WHSSC and the Welsh Government to either implement an improved service or to continue to campaign for a full multidisciplinary service in Wales.