Reflections of the EULAR 20th Annual European Conference of PARE

Some three months have passed since I was in Lisbon with my wonderful friends and colleagues to celebrate the 20th Annual European Conference of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE). While in the delightful Portuguese fishing town of Cascais – 30 kilometres West of Lisbon, we also recognised the 70th anniversary of the European League […]

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People are messy

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in collaboration with the Clinical Research Network are showcasing the diversity of health and social care research in ‘People are Messy’. The event will begin with a film screening of ‘People are Messy’, a Theatre of Debate production which shows the dramatisation of patient and public involvement within health research. This will […]

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It’s the least we can do

As we move ever closer to the general election on June 8th, we find ourselves amidst the constant debates between party leaders, parliamentary candidates and other political activists who blame other parties and politicians for their actions, promising to change things in the next five years should they be elected into Government. Now, you have an opportunity to influence both your […]

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My IBD Story

Today, on World IBD day, I look back at the journey that I have taken while living with inflammatory bowel disease.  Just when life seemed to finally be back on track, another obstacle came my way. Having lived with childhood arthritis from the age of three, I had grown up knowing nothing else but the daily […]

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Each year, Friday 12th May is recognised as fibromyalgia awareness day and the international awareness day for other chronic immunological and neurological conditions, including myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). May 12th was chosen as the awareness day for ME, CFS and fibromyalgia as it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, since it is believed that […]

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