PMRGCAuk

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Lending a hand when it's needed!

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Members' Day 9th September

If you have booked to attend our Members' Day and AGM, everything.....more

Your Ears - And your opportunity to take part in valuable research

Earlier this year PMR&GCAuk North East Support donated £1000.....more

PMRGCAuk member Carol's story featured in Sunday Express

Carol Howell took part in a drug trial for tocilizumab and it gave.....more

What's On

Bath Cafe Meet Up

Mon 2 Oct 2017
Garfunkels, The Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP

Surrey Support Group

Tue 3 Oct 2017
The Function Room, The River Bourne Club, Heriot Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9DR

Taunton - Cafe Meeting at 11.00am - (lunch option)

Tue 3 Oct 2017
The Harvester, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX

Northern Ireland Cafe Meet Up

Mon 9 Oct 2017
Premier Inn, Sprucefield

Cornwall Meet Up

Mon 9 Oct 2017
Premier Inn, Treswithian Road, Camborne, TR14 0RT

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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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