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BSRBR-RA study

Monitoring the long term safety of drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

The BSRBR-RA study tracks the progress of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have been prescribed biologic (including biosimilar) and other targeted therapies in the UK to monitor the long-term safety of these drugs.

What is the study about?

We are proud to be one of the largest prospective studies of patients receiving these drugs in the world, with over 20,000 patients registered in the study since it started in 2001.

This epidemiological study is a unique collaboration between The University of Manchester, the British Society for Rheumatology and the pharmaceutical industry. All consultant rheumatologists in the UK who have prescribed anti-TNF, and other targeted therapies, have an opportunity to participate in the register, supported by allied health professionals.

We capture data from rheumatologists and nurses who are looking after patients with RA, as well as asking patients themselves to complete questionnaires on how they are feeling. We also receive clinical data from national NHS databases (including NHS Digital) to enhance the data we collect.

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Getting in touch...

If you have any questions, please telephone 0161 275 1652 or 0161 275 7390.

Stay informed

You can stay up to date with progress of our research via our blog or via our Facebook and Twitter pages.