We call on you to:
1. Protect people with arthritis from the cost of living crisis, by providing increased support to households who require additional heating to maintain their health. This must include expanding the eligibility for the Warm Homes Discount scheme.
2. Ensure national plans to bring down waiting times for joint replacement surgery and other planned treatments are not disrupted by the impact of winter pressures on health services, and that people with arthritis on waiting lists get the support they need.
3. Enable ground-breaking research into arthritis in the UK to grow and protect it from the soaring costs of economic inflation, so it can continue to work towards life-changing treatments and potential cures.