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A local group of the National Rheumatoid  Arthritis Society

BLACKPOOL
NRAS GROUP

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A local group of the National Rheumatoid  Arthritis Society

BLACKPOOL
NRAS GROUP

Blackpool NRAS Group

Previously known as

BLACKPOOL & DISTRICT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS GROUP (BADRAG)

Based at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 1PB

Group formed May 2010 Launch meeting July 21st 2010

First public meeting   19 November 2010

CO-ORDINATING TEAM

Lyn Wilson – Group Co-ordinator

David Wignall – Volunteer and Website Administrator

Sam Brown - Volunteer

Janice Booth - Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner/Group Facilitator

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aim of the group is to be instrumental in improving patient self- management through

Making living and coping with RA more manageable through a better understanding of the disease, local services and sharing mutually beneficial experiences.

NRAS groups are vital links for people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Groups not only support patients and their families but also the rheumatology team at local hospitals.

Our group is open to all and we welcome new attendees. We are a non-profit making organisation relying entirely on donations to pay for our on-going needs such as room hire and refreshments. We do not charge an entrance fee as we believe our service should be available to all. The ethos of the group is that we are “for patients by patients”.

MEETINGS

Our meetings take place bi-monthly from January onwards on the third Thursday of that month,    7pm – 8.30pm. They are held at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 1PB

Guest speakers are invited to join us at each meeting to share their professional knowledge and expertise in areas that may be beneficial to members of the group.

We have the support of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals and the consultants and staff of the Rheumatology Department based at both Victoria and Clifton Hospitals.

WEBSITE

Details about the group can be found on our website at www.Badrag.org.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION from NRAS on 0845 458 3969