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Southwell Meet Up - February 2018

Mon 19 Feb 2018
Saracens Head Hotel (Bramley Room), Market Place, Southwell, NG25 0HE

Barnet Meet Up - February 2018

Mon 19 Feb 2018
Cockfosters Bowling Club, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, EN4 9JG

Salisbury Group

Tue 20 Feb 2018
1st Floor Restaurant Area, of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, The Wilton Shopping Village, King Street, Wilton, SP2 0RS

High Wycombe Meet Up - February 2018

Wed 21 Feb 2018
Teenage Room, Wycombe Library, Eden Centre, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DH

Bedfordshire Meet Up - February 2018

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Frosts Garden Centre, Conservatory, Sandy Road, Willington, Bedford, MK44 3QP

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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.

Above all, we offer hope!

Our free helpline number is 0300 111 5090 or email helpline@pmrgca.org.uk
For all general enquiries, including the Rheuma Research Roadshow, please call our office number 0300 999 5090 or email info@pmrgca.org.uk

 

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