We currently have three different requests for patient case studies. If you qualify for any of the following then please do get in touch with us. We are happy for people to remain anonymous but ideally we would also like stories from people who might be willing to speak to the press about their story. Anyone interested in any work involving journalists/TV would be fully briefed and supported by NRAS.
•Comorbidities –we are working on a joint briefing paper with Roche Products Ltd and currently looking for stories about difficulties people are encountering with comorbidities they have developed as a result of their RA. We are particularly interested in cardiovascular, lung problems, clinical depression and eye health. We are looking to compile some case study material on around this issue by 20th June at the latest.
•A BBC researcher is carrying out some background research for a possible TV documentary on the Work Capability Assessment and the Employment and Support Allowance. They are looking for case studies and to speak to claimants who may have applied for the benefit and encountered difficulties. We need to respond to her by 20th of June at the latest and would be really grateful for your help.
•Social care – NRAS is a member of the Care and Support Alliance (a group of 50+ charities who are promoting the urgent reform of the social care system) we are looking for anyone that is having problems with social care services like the provision of carers, or where social care has enabled someone to make a swift return to work or to stay in work. Ideally we would like to gather the case study material by 13th of July at the latest.
If you have a story you would like to share, please get in contact with our Government Affairs Manager Jamie Hewitt urgently on firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks in advance for your help.