Profiles - Disease duration 21-25 years
Retired physiotherapist, married with two adult children. Part private healthcare (latest surgery).
Partner in farming business, married with one adult child (born after RA started).
Unemployed due to redundancy at time of interview but commencing new part time admin assistant job shortly. Single. Shares accommodation with flat mate. Personal assistants paid via direct payment. In receipt of Disability Living Allowance. Member of Arth
Voluntary part time school support assistant, married with 2 children. Remission of symptoms during pregnancy.
Retired clerical worker, widowed with 2 surviving adult children. Diagnosed whilst living abroad with husband and 3 children. Returned home to more moderate climate.