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Rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Best practice rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Clinical champion: Prof Peter Taylor, University of Oxford


  • Design and implement best practice treatment model for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Patients with suspected early inflammatory arthritis referred to rheumatologists within three weeks
  • Treatment initiated within six weeks
  • Reduce variation in waiting times


  • Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust