NRAS Group Meetings—Week Commencing 8th September 2014
East Dorset NRAS Group
This group meets quarterly at the Howard Room, Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Road, Christchurch, BH23 2JX.
Tuesday 9th September 7pm - 9pm - 'Who's Who at Christchurch RFU'
Mid Somerset NRAS Group
Meetings are held at the Taunton Rugby Club, Hyde Lane, Bathpool, Taunton TA2 8BU.
Tuesday 9th September 7pm - Guest speaker: Andrew Clarke will be talking on 'Hand and Elbow Surgery'
Oxford NRAS Group
This group is co-ordinated by Sue with the support of the Rheumatology Team. Meetings are held in the Lecture Theatre at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7LD on Tuesdays every second month at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Look for the NRAS directional posters to the room.
9th September - Jess Wilson, Physiotherapist - ‘Resistance is Good'
Surrey NRAS Group
This group meets at St. Francis Church Hall, 121 Upper Chobham Road, Frimley, Surrey, GU15 1EE bi-monthly on a Tuesday from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Meetings are open to anyone living with RA, JIA and inflammatory arthritis.
9th September - Celebrating the groups' 1st year milestone! Please bring a savoury item or dish to share.
Weston-super-Mare NRAS Group
This group meets bi-monthly on a Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (unless otherwise stated) at Asda Community Centre, Asda Stores Ltd, Phillips Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3UZ.
10th September - Dan Kilpatrick from Liberata will be talking about any extra council benefits or help we can get or are entitled to (this meeting was postponed from last month as Dan was unable to attend)
Worcester NRAS Group
Bi-monthly meetings take place on Wednesdays between 6.45pm to 8.30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre in Ankerage Green, Warndon Village, Worcester WR4 0DZ.
10th September - Guest speaker: Alison Hinton, Occupational Therapist
Wrexham NRAS Group
2014 meetings are held bi-monthly at Tesco Wrexham, Cresent Road, Wrexham, LL13 8HF from 7:00-8:30pm on a Wednesday. (Please go to the customer service desk where someone will be on hand to direct you to the room).
10th September - Specialist Nurses Ruth Glynn and Jean McMillan provide a practical demonstration on the particulars of DAS (Disease Activity Score) assessments and give an update on treatments for RA.
Great Yarmouth NRAS Group
The Great Yarmouth & Waveney NRAS Group meet in the ‘Buzz Room’ of the Louise Hamilton Centre, James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA.
Thursday 11th September 5:30pm – 7:00pm - Guest speaker: Sarah Small, Occupational Therapist, topic: 'The Role of the OT in Rheumatology'
Colchester NRAS Group
This group meet at the St. John's Church Community Centre, St. John's Close, Colchester CO4 0HP (parking available on site), bi-monthly on a Thursday from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
11th September - Guest speaker: Patricia Lewis, Rheumatology Sister at Queens Hospital, Romford, will be covering many topics from her role as an RA Nurse to available treatments and other useful information.