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Greater London

Contact: Anne Storey

Tel: 0300 999 5090

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The Greater London support group holds four meetings a year at venues in Central London. Each venue will be within easy walking distance of a mainline train station. Each meeting has an expert speaker on a relevant area of interest, followed by networking and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with others.The group is open to anyone with PMR and/or GCA, friends, family and anyone who is interested in finding out more.

There is no formal membership for the group, but a small donation is suggested if you would like to attend.

Contact: londonpmrgcauk@gmail.com

Greater London What's On

London Meet up - April 2018

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Artizan Street Library, 2nd Floor Room, 1 Artizan Street London E1 7AF

Orpington Support Group - May 2018

Tue 8 May 2018
St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8JE

High Wycombe Meet Up - May 2018

Thu 17 May 2018
Teenage Room, Wycombe Library, Eden Centre, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DH

Barnet Meet Up - June 2018

Mon 11 Jun 2018
Cockfosters Bowling Club, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, EN4 9JG

Orpington Fundraising tea and coffee morning - June 2018

Tue 12 Jun 2018
St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8JE

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Greater London

London Meet up - April 2018

PMRGCAuk London Support Group meeting

When: Monday 23 April 2018, 13:00 – 16:00

Where: Artizan Street Library
**2nd Floor room**
1 Artizan Street
London E1 7AF

**Please note that we are in a different room this time!  The library had a flood earlier in the year which affected our usual ground floor room, putting it temporarily out of action. There is a lift to the second floor room.  I understand that there are toilets there and we should be able to do drinks as usual too.**

RSVP.  It’s really helpful to know if you plan to come – even if you ultimately can’t make it.  Just helps to know how much milk to buy and how many chairs to put out!

SpeakerDr Margaret Callan is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and also an Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Head of Immunology Teaching for Pathology Course and a member of the Joint Research Committee at Imperial College London. Her specialist interests are in inflammatory arthritis and osteoporosis. Professor Callan is the author of more than 40 original publications, reviews and book chapters. She is the editor of 'The Rheumatology Handbook'. 

She will cover the drug Methotrexate and the possible link between Vasculitis and PMR/GCA for us.

Food & Drink: Hot drinks and a few nibbles will be made available. If you need ‘proper’ food, please bring it with you.

Cost: In order to finance the group, it would be great if those attending could donate £5 towards costs.

Directions from Liverpool Street station. It’s easiest to come out via the escalator to the upper concourse and onto Bishopsgate(West), turn right, cross Bishopsgate at the pedestrian lights and go down Devonshire Row, then across Devonshire Square, which briefly becomes Cutler St. At the junction turn briefly left onto Harrow Place - you’ll see the Travelodge hotel in front of you - and immediately right into Artizan Street. The library is just past the Petticoat Tower, on your left (it’s not much of a ‘street’ now, more a narrow walkway beside an entrance to an underground car park – doesn't look very prepossessing!).

Directions from Aldgate tube. This route is slightly longer than you might expect because of building works getting in the way, however it should take no more than 10 minutes walking at a leisurely pace. Exit Aldgate station on to Aldgate High Street and turn right. Walk down the High Street, passing Itsu on your left and St Botolph's without Aldgate church on your right. Turn right as soon as you can after St Botolphs's (opposite Boots) so that you follow the perimeter of the building site around until you almost reach the back of the church. Turn left at Tesco Express into Houndsditch and then take the first right - this is Stoney Lane. The Artizan Street Library is at the end of this road, just past the Post Office and Travelodge.

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If you need parking, there are a few meter spaces (card or pay by phone) in Stoney Lane or Gravel Lane – best approach via Houndsditch.

Please RSVP to Anne at londonpmrgcauk@gmail.com

London Meet up - 2018 Dates

Our dates for 2018 Meetings are:

22 January 2018 - Speaker: Kate Gilbert (Director, PMRGCAuk).  Kate is director of PMRGCA'so Research Roadshow project and is busy trying to make clinical research accessible for lay people, especially patients. Kate has represented the charity on several working groups and is going to talk about what's currently happening to bring research into practice.

23 April 2018 - Speaker: Professor Margaret Callan, who is an Honorary Principal Research Fellow and, Head of Immunology Teaching for Pathology Course and a member of the Joint Research Committee at Imperial College London. She is the author of more than 40 original publications, reviews and book chapters, and is the editor of 'The Rheumatology Handbook'. We are hoping she will include information on the use of Methotrexate for our conditions in her talk.

23 July 2018 - No speaker, group discussion topic to be announced nearer the time.

22 October 2018- Speaker: Anne O'Brien, Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University.  She is currently researching "The assessment and management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica from the Patient and Physiotherapist's perspective" for her doctoral research and hopes to update us on her findings.  Anne spoke at the Member's AGM in September 2017.

We meet, from 1pm to 4pm.

Artizan Street Library, 1 Artizan Street, London, E1 7AF

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to  Anne at londonpmrgcauk@gmail.com

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