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Winter NewsWire magazine

Download the Winter 2017 edition here - and browse previous issues. In.....more

Tocilizumab is not approved by NHS England for GCA on cost grounds

We are very sorry to have to share the news that NICE, the National.....more

Could you be our next Chair of Trustees?

Penny Denby will be stepping down as Chair of Trustees in summer 2018.....more

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Brighton Meet Up - December 2017

Mon 18 Dec 2017
Ladies Mile Pub, Patcham, 2 Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8RA

Salisbury Group

Tue 19 Dec 2017
1st Floor Restaurant Area, of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, The Wilton Shopping Village, King Street, Wilton, SP2 0RS

Taunton Christmas Lunch

Tue 19 Dec 2017
Oake Manor Golf Club, Oake, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BA

Bath Meet Up

Mon 8 Jan 2018
Garfunkels, The Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP, Bath

Belfast Meet Up - January 2018

Mon 8 Jan 2018
Premier Inn, Sprucefield, 136-144 Hillsborough Rd, Lisburn BT27 5QY

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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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