Group meetings this week!

The group meetings being held this week are:

Oldham NRAS Group

Meetings are held at St John's Ambulance Headquarters, Busk Road, off Ellen Street, Oldham, OL9 6QY on a Tuesday in every second month from 7:00pm-8:30pm unless otherwise stated.

Dates and speakers for 2013

18th June - Carol Hall, from the Disability Living Centre in Manchester will be giving a talk on the service they provide to the public.

30th July - Jill Firth, from MSK in Oldham will be giving a talk on medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

17th September - Toni Bolton, from Cleaning Services will be giving a talk on how they can provide help for elderly and vulnerable people

19th November

10th December

Details for meetings in November and December will follow in due course.

You can now find the Oldham NRAS Group on Facebook! Please go to 'Rheumatoid Arthritis NRAS Oldham Support Group'

Cambridge NRAS Group

2013 meetings will be held at Arbury Community Centre, (corner of) Campkin Road/Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD on a Wednesday, unless otherwise stated below.

Meeting dates and speakers for 2013

19th June 3:00-5:00pm - A member of the specialist Occupational Therapy team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital will be giving a talk on equipment that can help protect our joints and increase independence.

21st August 3:30-5:30pm - Dr. Shenker, Consultant Rheumatologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital will be talking on 'Pain Management with RA'

West Middlesex, Bucks & Berks NRAS Group - Uxbridge

Hillingdon Baptist Church Halls, Patterson Room, Hercies Road, Uxbridge, Middx, UB10 9LS . Meetings run from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on a Thursday.

Dates and speakers for 2013

20th June

19th September

21st November

Plymouth NRAS Group

Phil & Susan co-ordinate this group and call themselves PADRAGS (Plymouth & District Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Support). Meetings are held in the Health Education Room at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth PL4 7QD from 1:00pm - 3:00pm (unless otherwise stated).

Please see below for scheduled meeting dates and times or visit their PADRAGS website for more information on the group.

Dates and speakers for 2013

Thursday 20th June (1pm-3pm) - Senior rheumatology nurse, Nikki Day will be in attendance with a patient and his disability dog who will be giving a talk

Tuesday 16th July (1pm-3pm)

Tuesday 20th August (1pm-3pm)

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Is there one in Blackpool , only just been diagnosed would love to find out more. Annexx


Hello Anne,

Here are the details for the Blackpool Group:

Blackpool NRAS Group - BADRAG

This group holds their meetings on a Thursday at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road,

Lytham St Annes, FY8 1PB from 7:00pm—8:30pm unless otherwise stated.

BADRAG website:

Dates and speakers for 2013

18th July - Dr C Rao, Consultant Rheumatologist will be giving a talk on Rheumatoid Arthritis

19th September - Guest speaker: Professor John Goodacre

21st November - BADRAG celebrates its 3rd Birthday!

I hope this helps. The information for this group is kept up to date on our website here:

Is there any literature you would like me to send you at all as you are newly diagnosed?

Kind regards,



hi Gill

Do you know what the topis is for this weeks Bucks and Berks one?




Hi Ronnie,

I have just spoken to the group coordinator and she has said they haven't got a speaker this time so it will just be a social gathering for anyone that wants to come along.

I hope this helps.



Can you tell if and when there is one in Oxford thanks


Oxford NRAS Group

This group is co-ordinated by Sue with the support of the Rheumatology Team. Meetings are held in the OC Conference Room at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7LD on Tuesdays every second month at 6:30pm to 8:00pm unless otherwise stated. Look for the NRAS direction posters to the room.

Dates and speakers for 2013

9th July - Catherine McClinton, Research Nurse Manager will be talking on 'Insights into Patient Experience of Research'

10th September - Guest speaker: Maureen Cox, RA Nurse Specialist

12th November - Guest speaker: Jess Wilson, Physiotherapist, ‘The Generation Games’ Revisited

I hope this helps!


Yes just what I needed thank you


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