UK POLITICIANS: SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS WAITING FOR SURGERY
Waiting times for joint replacement surgery are now at record levels. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are waiting for these life-changing operations, often in unbearable pain.
This can’t continue. Waiting times need to be brought down quickly and safely. And people waiting urgently need support to help manage their pain, stay active and look after their mental health.
We’re calling on politicians across the UK to ensure everyone waiting for joint replacement surgery has access to all the help, care and information they need - from personalised pain management to help with keeping active. This support isn’t a substitute for surgery, but an essential lifeline to make sure no one has to wait in pain, distress, isolation or uncertainty.
We need your help to get this vital support provided as quickly as possible.
Can you send a message to your elected representative(s) today and ask them to back our call? We know that politicians listen and respond to their local constituents, so this is the best way to get them to take action quickly on this urgent issue.
Sending a message is really easy: enter your details, we’ll find your MP, MS, MSP or MLA, and then send our prewritten message - or you can personalise it by sharing your own experiences.