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Maidstone Meet Up - January 2018

Mon 22 Jan 2018
Early Bird Pub, Minor Centre, Grovewood Drive, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5JT

London Meet up - January 2018

Mon 22 Jan 2018
Ground Floor Room, Artizan Street Library, 1 Artizan Street London E1 7AF

Portishead Meet Up - January 2018

Thu 25 Jan 2018
The Old Mill, 1 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6AF

Coventry Meet Up - January 2018

Fri 26 Jan 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry CV2 2ST

Port Solent Meet Up - January 2018

Mon 29 Jan 2018
Harvester Pub, 15 The Boardwalk, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP

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


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