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NRAS Group Meetings Next Week

Dear All

Please find details of the NRAS Group meetings taking place next week.

NRAS Group Meetings— Week Commencing 24th April 2017

Medway NRAS Group

Future meetings of the Medway NRAS Group are taking place in the Blue Room at Gillingham Methodist Church, 100 Third Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2LU (unfortunately, there is no car park but on street parking close by is available) every other month on a Monday from 7pm-9pm.

24th April - Guest speaker: Dr G George, Consultant Rheumatologist

Oldham NRAS Group

The Oldham NRAS Group hold meetings once every other month from 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Link Centre, Union St, Oldham OL1 1DZ unless otherwise stated. For full meeting details please see dates below:

Wednesday April 26th - Guest speaker: Mrs Arpita Jain, Consultant Ophthalmologist, from Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust will present: 'RA and Eyes'.

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 unless otherwise stated.

27th April - Group discussion on alternative therapies

Greater Glasgow & Clyde NRAS Group

The NRAS Greater Glasgow and Clyde rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis group meet regularly throughout the year. Please see below for upcoming meeting dates and times.

Next meeting: Thursday 27th April from 7pm to 8.30pm at Tesco Community Room, Tesco Extra, Cobden Road, St Rollox Business Park, Glasgow, G21 1YL

Guest speaker Dr Stefan Siebert will present: 'Existing therapies and management for established RA'

Dr Stefan Siebert is a senior lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Glasgow as well as being an honorary consultant rheumatologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. He has kindly agreed to come along and discuss some of the existing therapies available for those who have established RA.

Plymouth NRAS Group

Phil and Rika co-ordinate this group and call themselves PADRAGS (Plymouth & District Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Support). The group meet monthly on a Thursday in the Health Education Room at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth PL4 7QD from 12-2pm.

27th April - The Group Coordinators will be taking the group through the NRAS exercise DVD which demonstrates simple, yet beneficial exercises that can be done from the comfort of your own home.

West Dorset NRAS Group

2017 meetings will be held at the Dorchester Community Church Meeting Room, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EF on the 4th Thursday of every other month from 7:00-8:30pm.

27th April - Guest speaker: Conn O'Neill, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at NRAS will present: 'Who cares? An introduction to the campaign work of NRAS to improve RA care'

Wirral NRAS Group

The Wirral area NRAS group meet at Asda Arrowe Park Superstore, Woodchurch Road, CH49 5PD on the last Thursday of every month from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. (Please go to the customer services desk where someone will show you to the meeting room).

27th April - Social meeting - come and share your thoughts and ideas for future guest speakers you would like booked!

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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