Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis


Work can involve extra challenges when you are living with psoriatic arthritis. There can be challenges for everyone, but research found they may be more common for women, people doing manual work, people who have had arthritis for a long time, have worse disease, or arthritis in multiple joints.


Research suggests that having an employer who you feel you can call on for help may make it easier for people with psoriatic arthritis to stay in work. You may want to find out what help is available even if you don’t need the help right now.


Some people find it helpful to tell their employer about their psoriatic arthritis and how it impacts them so that the employer can make the adjustments needed for them to do their job (this could involve adjustments to your workspace, flexible working hours, equipment to support physical tasks, and lots of other types of support). Some people find it helpful to explain that what they can do may change depending on how active their arthritis is.


If you feel your psoriatic arthritis is getting in the way of you being able to work, seek advice from your healthcare team.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Work PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

I am disabled, but with the support from my work and the correct adjustments in place, I am now able to do my job - and I do it very well. It is important you tell people about your arthritis. It can be quite a hidden condition, so unless you tell people at work about it, they won't know how it affects you.
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Download and open your Action Plan pdf to save it to your desktop or print it. You can continue to enter details whenever you want.

Background Evidence

Background Evidence

View the evidence supporting our recommendations here
Work The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.