World Arthritis Day 2017

Today is World Arthritis Day! World Arthritis Day (WAD) is a global awareness-raising day, which this year, is part of the European League Against Rheumatism's 'Don't Delay, Connect Today!' campaign, integrating patients and carers, healthcare professionals and the scientific community. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are now broadly recognised as one of the most burdensome chronic … Continue reading World Arthritis Day 2017

Asking young people with arthritis about their daily activities

If you're a young person with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or a parent or carer of a young person with JIA, then you'll be all to familiar with the form you are asked to complete at the hospital every time you visit the rheumatologist. The form, also called the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ), is … Continue reading Asking young people with arthritis about their daily activities

Fibromyalgia awareness week 2017

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition characterised by widespread pain and profound fatigue. It's not clear exactly how many people are affected by fibromyalgia, although research has suggested it could be a relatively common condition affecting around 1 in 20 people to some degree. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia often include unrefreshing sleep, headaches, an irritable bowel, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia awareness week 2017

Young people’s voice in healthcare research across Greater Manchester

A new and exciting young person's healthcare research advisory group, in partnership with the Manchester Clinical Research Facility, is launching for anyone aged between 11 and 24 living in Greater Manchester. Don't worry if you don't have experience of healthcare research either. If you have an interest in getting involved and having a say on what … Continue reading Young people’s voice in healthcare research across Greater Manchester