January 2020: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2013 were replaced.
Statements are marked as:
[2013, updated 2020] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2013 quality standard and has been updated.
Statements numbered 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the 2013 version have been updated and are included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2013, updated 2020].
Statement 2 from the 2013 quality standard for rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s is still supported by the evidence and may still be useful at a local level, and is listed in the quality statements section.
The 2013 quality standard for rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s is available as a pdf.