WORKWELL is a clinical trial testing a new work rehabilitation programme (the WORKWELL programme) for employed people with Inflammatory Arthritis who are having problems at work due to arthritis.

Interested in volunteering to take part in Workwell?

This study is testing two different ways of providing work advice/ work rehabilitation for working people with inflammatory arthritis.  It is being funded by Versus Arthritis. Treatment is provided remotely – via telephone or video call (Zoom/ Microsoft Teams) by occupational therapists who are part of the research team at the University of Salford.


We can now accept volunteers into the study. (You don’t need to be attending one of our 18 NHS hospitals taking part). You need to:

  • have either rheumatoid arthritis, early inflammatory arthritis or psoriatic arthritis

  • adult: 18 years and older

  • be currently in paid work for 15 hours a week or more. (This can include being self-employed, working from home or working at a different location to usual)

  • having some problems with working due to your arthritis

  • not planning to retire in the next 12 months


For more information, have a look at the “About Workwell” tab; and please read the participant information sheet (below).

If you are interested in taking part, please download and complete the contact details form (below) and then email it back to us at: 


We will then get back to you to discuss the study and check if the study is right for you.

Participant Information Sheet 

Contact Details Form 

After having to pause the study in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now restarting recruitment and treatment across a number of our sites. For participant safety, appointments can be carried out via telephone or video consultation. For further information on the study please click here

For more information on COVID-19 for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis please follow the link below

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