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Maidstone Meet Up - October 2017

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Maidstone Hilton, Maidstone Hilton, Bearsted Rd, Maidstone ME14

London Group Meet up - October 2017

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Ground Floor room, Artizan Street Library, 1 Artizan Street, London, E1 7AF

Cardiff Meet Up - October 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Central Library, 5th floor, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL

Southend Meet up

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Crowstone Church, 91 Crowstone Road, Southend-on-Sea Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH

Norwich Informal Get-together

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Notcutts Garden Centre, Norwich NR4 6QP

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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
For all general enquiries, including the Rheuma Research Roadshow, please call our office number 0300 999 5090 or email


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