A local group of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
21st March 2019 -
We were very privileged this month, to have Dr. Mia as our guest speaker. She gave an interesting talk that gave us an insight into the medications that are available in the treatment of RA, how and why they may be prescribed for use and the latest developments in the control of the disease. Very enlightening was the history in developments of biologics, biosimilars and JK inhibitors. She also answered the question as to why biologics/biosimilars were not available in tablet form.
We would love Dr Mia Rodziewicz to come and give a talk in the future. So do come along to our meetings to hear great speakers, learn more about RA and make new friends.
17th January 2019 -
15th November 2017 -
From our first meeting at Bispham High School to our 49th meeting. WOW! No speaker this month as we celebrated our birthday with a party. Cake & biscuits, a quiz and raffle, allowed us to celebrate our birthday, with friends and supporters to round off another good year for the Blackpool NRAS group.
We look forward to 2019 and the topics for our meetings.
20th September 2018 -
She then informed us that whilst she had been in post for only a few weeks, she had great plans and would love to visit back and let us know progress with those plans.
Thanks Clare and do come back and visit us.
19th July 2018 -
We welcomed Dr Varughese, the newest consultant of the rheumatology team. The topic of their talk was Biologics. Biologics had transformed the lives of many rheumatoid patients. The ‘copyright’ of the original biologic products were coming to an end. New ‘copy’ biologics, biosimilars, were now becoming available, at a lower cost. This, they explained, would make savings for the NHS and may allow more rheumatoid patients to gain benefit from taking biologics.
17th May 2018 -
15th March 2018 -
18th January 2018 -
16th November 2017 -
We looked forward to 2018 and the topics for our meetings.
21st September 2017 -
A copy of Janice’s presentation is available by clicking here.
20th July 2017 -
18th May 2017 -
Dr Rao gave an interesting and enlightening talk, to a large turnout, on the effects of RA on the rest of our body and organs… and also an insight into her pastime… bird watching. RA can affect parts of our body but, is much less common under today’s care from rheumatology staff and medication prescribed today. Early diagnosis of RA, tight control of disease activity, annual reviews and lifestyle modifications all help in minimising the effect of RA on our bodies. A Q&A session was held by Dr Rao. Thank you Doctor Rao.
A copy of the presentation used can be seen by downloading from here.