Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers

Advisory Panel

Alison Chapple
Senior Research Fellow, Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.
Caroline Jess
Day Unit Manager, Rheumatology Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Dr Candy McCabe
ARC Lecturer in Rheumatological Nursing, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
Dr Joel David
Consultant Rheumatologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Dr Joy Adamson
Qualitative researcher, University of York
Julie Carter
Specialist Practitioner Biologic Therapies, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Karen Barker
Physiotherapist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Meredith Newman
Physiotherapist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Mr Mike Patnick 
Head of Education and Research Funding, Arthritis Research Campaign
Mrs Ailsa Bosworth
Chair of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and patient participant
Mrs Ann Martin
Patient participant
Mrs Marjorie Burden
Arthritis Care worker and RA patient
Professor David Blake
Professor of Bone & Joint Medicine, University of Bath & Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
Professor Jenny Donovan
Professor of Social medicine, University of Bristol
Professor Robert Moots
Professor of Rheumatology and Consultant Rheumatology, University of Liverpool
Professor Sue Zeibland
Director - Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.
Valerie Arthur
Specialist Rheumatology Nurse, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham

Acknowledgements and thanks to:
The participants, GP's, colleagues who helped with this research, including Prof David Blake & Prof Robert Moots for their help with information, DIPEx team for their help with summaries & P. Baldwin, J. McCaulder & A. Mackenzie for their secretarial help. 

Special thanks to:
We would also like to thank Dr Catherine Swales, Nuffield Orthpaedic Centre, for all her extensive help in updating the topic summaries in the 2016 update.

Supported by:
Arthritis Research UK

Grant holders:
David Blake
Jane Carter
Candy McCabe
Sue Ziebland

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