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NRAS Group Meetings—Week Commencing 19th September 2016

Swansea NRAS Group

Meetings are held at Sketty Parish Centre, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9AR (on the corner with Gower Road - A4118) on a Monday from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Car parking adjacent and full disabled access.

September 19th - '50 Shades of RA' - looking at the effect of RA on emotions, relationships and sexuality, by Clare Jacklin, Director at NRAS

Oldham NRAS Group

Bi-monthly meetings are held at St. John's Ambulance Headquarters, Busk Road, off Ellen Street, Oldham, OL9 6QY on a Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

September 20th - Guest speaker: Dr. Snowden, Rheumatology Consultant from Pennine MSK Oldham - 'What do you want from your Rheumatology Service?'

Three Counties 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.

20th September - Sonny Dhillon, Community Optometrist and Diabetic Screener will be discussing eye care when living with inflammatory conditions

Salford NRAS Group

21st September - Instead of the usual meeting a publicity visit to Manchester Branch Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has been arranged: A specialist High Risk & Rheumatology Podiatrist will give a talk on Rheumatology at the Hough End Centre, Chorlton, Manchester. Doors open from 7.30pm and talk commences at 8pm with opportunities for networking before and after the talk.

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.

Wednesday 21st September 6:30pm - 'Biosimilars' by Dr. Abernethy, Consultant Rheumatologist

Isle of Wight NRAS Group

Bi-monthly meetings are held at Laidlaw Day Hospital, St Mary's Hospital Campus, Dodnor Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight on a Thursday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

22nd September – Guest Speaker: Dr. Pugh (Consultant Rheumatologist) – Update on Rheumatology Services and a Q&A session

Plymouth NRAS Group

Phil and Rika co-ordinate this group and they meet monthly on a Thursday in the Health Education Room at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth PL4 7QD from 12-2pm.

September 22nd - Guest speaker: Wendy Hill from Healthwatch Plymouth

West Middlesex NRAS Group

This group meets at Hillingdon Baptist Church Halls, Patterson Room, Hercies Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 9LS. Meetings run from 2:00pm - 4:00pm bi-monthly on a Thursday.

22nd September - Guest speaker: Dr. Bhatia, Consultant Rheumatologist from Hillingdon Hospital

East Dorset NRAS Group

The East Dorset group meet socially for coffee from 11am at Stewarts Garden Centre, Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4SA and also Haskins Garden Centre, Longham, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9DG. Upcoming coffee mornings are as follows: 22nd September at Haskins.

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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