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NRAS Group Meetings Next Week

Dear All

Please find details below of the NRAS group meetings taking place next week:

NRAS Group Meetings—Week Commencing 13th July 2015

Thanet NRAS Group

Meetings take place bi-monthly at The New Life Family Church, 8 Church Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1ST from 6:45pm-8:15pm on a Monday.  

13th July - Clare Jacklin, Director of External Affairs at NRAS will present: '50 Shades of RA' - Emotions, Relationships and Sexuality. Plus a delicious cream tea! 

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 from 5:30pm-7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings alternate between a guest speaker and social meetings, please see below for details:

14th July - Social meeting

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 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Look for the NRAS direction posters to the room.

14th July - refreshments from 6pm - Professor Peter Taylor, Professor of Rheumatology will present ‘What’s Hot in RA!’

Three Counties (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 7:00pm-9:00pm. Meetings are open to anyone living with RA, JIA and inflammatory arthritis.

14th July - Dr Mark Lloyd, Consultant Rheumatologist at Frimley Park Hospital will be discussing the journey to find the right combination of medications and why biologics cannot be first point of call.

Wrexham NRAS Group

2015 meetings will be held monthly on the third Wednesday at Tesco Wrexham, Crescent Road, Wrexham, LL13 8HF from 7:00-8:30pm. (Make your way to customer services where someone will be on hand to direct you to the room).

15th July - Yvonne Jones from Care and Repair 

Yeovil NRAS Group

2015 meetings are to be held at: The Studio Ninesprings Clinic, 70 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1UR.

Parking available at rear, side and front of the building. Tina and Elaine co-ordinate this group and meet on the third Wednesday of every other month from 7:30pm. 

15th July - Susan Fischer – Drug Company Representative will be taking about Methotrexate

St Helens NRAS Group

The group meets every other month in Room 8 at St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP from 6.30pm to 8pm. There is a free car park at the back of the Town Hall, disabled access via a lift to the left of front steps. 

Wednesday 15th July - 'Complementary Therapies' by Philomena Denton, Complementary Therapist

Blackpool NRAS Group

Blackpool and District NRAS Group (BADRAG) meet in the cafeteria at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1PB from 7:00pm – 8:30pm on the third Thursday of alternate months.

16th July - ‘Self Help’: learn from the experience of others (forum – no speaker)

You, your family, friends and healthcare professionals are all very welcome to attend and you don’t have to be a member of NRAS to attend a group meeting!

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