PMRGCAuk

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British Society for Rheumatology Annual Spring Conference 2016

PMRGCAuk will be taking part again in the BSR Annual Conference.....more

Number of rheumatologists up by nearly a third in England

There are 563 full time equivalent rheumatologists in the NHS in England,.....more

Too many GPs miss symptoms of GCA says charity patron Lord Wills

PMRGCAuk patron Lord Wills, formerly a health minister himself, has.....more

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Taunton - Speaker Meeting - Samy Zakout MRCP MD consultant + PMR expert

Tue 3 May 2016
Taunton Vale Sports Club, Gipsy Lane, Taunton, TA2 6LL

Northern Ireland Cafe Meet-up

Mon 9 May 2016
Premier Inn at Sprucefield

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Welcome to PMRGCAuk!

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic conditions that are little known by the public and have been poorly understood in medicine, although scientific interest in them is now increasing. They can strike separately, but often together, and usually affect older people. They cause severe pain and discomfort and the standard treatment is long-term use of corticosteroids. Undiagnosed and untreated GCA can lead to catastrophic sight loss, although this is easily prevented if caught in time.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK (PMRGCAuk) is a registered charity established to meet the needs of people with these debilitating conditions, their friends, families and helping professionals.

What we offer

We offer information and support at all stages – from diagnosis through to recovery. We provide information packs, a helpline, newsletters, support groups around the country, and a web forum where you can share your experiences and learn from other people with PMR and GCA. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

Above all, we offer hope!

Our free helpline number is 0300 111 5090
9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Other ways to contact us

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