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April 2014


Thank you to all visitors who have taken the time to respond to the recent survey. We are now collating the results and will take note of all suggestions which can improve what we do to support anyone with PMR and GCA, I hope that we can have this in place and report back to you all by the AGM.

AGM 2014

Please keep Tuesday 15th April free in your diary. The 2014 AGM will again be held in the Queen's Hotel in central Dundee from 11.00 to 15.00 - lunch included (donations appreciated).

We now have our speaker confirmed and are very grateful that she is giving us her time:

Dr Lisa Hutton: Consultant physician/rheumatologist at Inverclyde Royal Hospital. Her interest in rheumatology and osteoporosis began in Aberdeen where she worked at the Osteoporosis Research Unit with Professor David Reid and Professor Stuart Ralston and was one of the authors of the first SIGN guideline on Osteoporosis. She completed her rheumatology training in Glasgow before taking up her consultant post at Inverclyde. Since this time she has overseen the establishment of DXA facilities at both major hospitals in Clyde.


Two applications for GCA research have been funded by Fight for Sight!! Click here for Fight for Sight's website

Professor Dasgupta's proposal: 'To ascertain the incidence and factors that contribute to sight loss in GCA....'
This is to be funded jointly by Fight for Sight and funds raised by PMRGCAuk

In addition Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan's (Kings College Hospital. Conslt. Ophthalmologist) proposal:
'...a pilot study to investigate the underlying causes....of visual loss in GCA' is to be funded entirely by Fight for Sight


I would like to thank those who sponsored us in the Glasgow Carrot Walk. Lorna and I were very fortunate to stay dry and the evening was mild. We walked the shorter distance which, including walking to the start point, was around 7 miles. Between us we raised around £500. I decided not to write to individual sponsors to try and save on postage and hope you understand. Jean’s son-in-law walked the longer distance and was first back to base (yes, we were impressed).

To download an interesting article looking at fast track experience for Giant Cell Arteritis please click HERE