PMRGCAuk

Offering Support

Raising Awareness

Promoting Research

Lending a hand when it's needed!

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PMRGCAuk week launches in June

This 19 - 25 June we will hold the first PMRGCAuk fundraising week. Find.....more

Daily Express covers PMR and GCA

PMRGCAuk trustee Janice Maddock is featured in today's Daily Express,.....more

Can patients drive the research agenda?

Read our guest blog for ARMA, the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance:.....more

What's On

Taunton Support Group Meeting - at 2.00pm

Tue 2 May 2017
Taunton Vale Sports Club, Gipsy Lane, Taunton, TA2 6LL

High Wycombe Meet Up

Thu 4 May 2017
Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, Eden Centre, High Wycombe, HP11 2DH.

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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 us at helpline@pmrgca.org.uk

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HELPLINE NUMBER TO BOOK YOUR PLACES FOR THE RESEARCH ROADSHOWS. YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE OR CALL 0300 999 5090 leaving your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER. Please note we will reserve your place and contact you before the event you book but we are unable to call back as we are a very small number of volunteers who are working to full capacity.

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