Information for the public
Making decisions together
You should be part of all decisions about your care so you can discuss and agree which treatments are likely to suit you best. Your healthcare team, which may include healthcare professionals such as consultant rheumatologists and other specialists, GPs, specialist nurses, physiotherapists or other therapists and pharmacists, should involve you by:
talking and listening to you so that they understand what matters to you
giving you all the information you need so that you can make your mind up
explaining if they think something that is mentioned here won't work for you and why, and discussing other options you could try instead
giving you details for someone in your healthcare team that you can contact if you have any questions.
There is more information about how you should be involved in your care on our website.