About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about rheumatoid arthritis that is set out in NICE guideline CG79.

The information about hand exercise programmes was added in 2015. This information is in the section on managing rheumatoid arthritis.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult with rheumatoid arthritis.

It does not cover other types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis.

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