Open Consultation with Doctors and Patients with Experience of Giant Cell Arteritis.

To inform the guideline development process could you complete the survey online using THIS LINK or download it HERE (you will be prompted to save it to your PC) complete and post  it back to:

Dr Louise Sorensen
Wellcome Trust Brenner Building
St James's University Hospital
Leeds LS9 7TF


PMRGCAuk's latest newsletter (Spring 2015) has now been mailed out. If you haven't received your copy by the end of April 2015 and would like one, please let us know. For a preview, please see the menu item Newsletters.

Previous news items are shown in the News Archive

AGM and Annual Meeting 2015 will be in Dundee at The Queen's Hotel on Tuesday 21st April 2015. Our guest speaker will be Gary Cook: Rheumatology Specialist Pharmacist at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

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In October 2014, the Dundee group enjoyed a visit from an osteoporosis nurse. To download the slides shown by Karen Scrimgeour: Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse at the meeting entitled 'Bone Health Matters' please click  HERE  (you will need to save the file to your computer but please note that although every care has been taken, this has to be at your own risk). Alternatively you may like to watch a video version on YouTube by following  THIS LINK . Please note that this presentation is the property of Karen Scrimgeour: Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse and the National Osteoporosis Society and must not be altered in any way.

Did you see the article in the Daily Mail recently (November 2014) where a gentleman explained about his experience of PMR? It was entitled "For months I shuffled like an old man - but an hour after taking a steroid I was reborn". To read the full article please click HERE 

You may already be aware of the Integration of Health and Social Care, which is the Scottish Government's ambitious programme of reform to improve services for people who use health and social care services. Integration will ensure that health and social care provision across Scotland is joined-up and seamless, especially for people with long term conditions and disabilities, many of whom are older people. All integration arrangements as set out in the Act and in the Orders and Regulations, must be in place by 1 April 2016.

Each authority is managing it in a way that is appropriate for them but to see the overall time-line link please click HERE 

Research papers and links are now being added HERE 

We are including information in the Self Management section that we believe may be of help and interest.  Just added (Oct 2014) is information about current Scottish Government Consultations.

In case you are wanting a little escape - here is a photo in the Highlands. Take five minutes and imagine yourself there (photograph copyright David A Kirk)