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Work and rheumatoid arthritis

It’s usually possible to keep on working unless it involves a lot of manual labour. If your workplace needs to be adapted because of your condition your local Jobcentre Plus office can put you in touch with a Disability Employment Adviser. They can advise on workplace adaptions and give you information if you need to change jobs or retrain.

Appointments for drug monitoring can often be arranged so as to disrupt your work as little as possible.


0800 5200 520

Our new helpline: Call us for free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis. Open Mon–Fri 9am–8pm.

All calls are recorded for training and quality purposes

Virtual Assistant

Our new Arthritis Virtual Assistant uses artificial intelligence to answer your arthritis related questions 24/7.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.