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New leaflet - The Psoriatic Foot
Thu, 12 May 2016
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis affecting the feet leaflet and information

The foot is a very important part of the human anatomy and is very sensitive to change. It has the role of carrying the weight of the body and acting as a sensor when walking or standing, any change or interruption of those functions can have a profound effect.

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Weight Loss Surgery and Psoriasis
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
Scales to illustrate weight loss in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

It is well recognized that obesity is a risk factor for the development of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and precedes the onset of these conditions in many cases.

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Patient experience survey
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
Dyson School Of Engineering

The Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, are currently involved in a project developing a new diagnostic and monitoring tool for arthritis, as part of the Imperial College Venture Catalyst Challenge, which aims to accelerate new innovative ideas to bring them to market... Read More

IN THE NEWS: Stress and Psoriasis
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
Confused stress head

An interesting report from the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) Workshop on the Role of Stress in Psoriasis was recently published in Frontiers in Psychology (2016).   It confirms the important role of stress as an underlying factor in psoriasis and, importantly,... Read More

Your views needed on psoriatic arthritis treatments.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
Survey tick box

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will be carrying out a Multiple Technology Appraisal (MTA) of certilizumab pegol (tradename Cimzia) and secukinumab (trade name Cosentyx) for treating active psoriatic arthritis following inadequate response to disease modifying... Read More

New journal - issue 42. Out now!
Fri, 11 Dec 2015

The latest edition of PAPAA’s Skin ‘n’ Bones Connection journal is out this week. The journal contains news about a £2m grant award from the NHS National Institute for Health Research of a 5-year research programme award, to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.

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New RCN-Accredited Psoriasis Training
Thu, 05 Nov 2015
PiP brochure

From April 2016, nurses will need to revalidate to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Gaining enough CPD study hours will be essential.

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Warning issued: Steroid found in beauty shop product
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
British Association of Dermatologists Logo

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the British Association of Dermatologists are warning people not to purchase or use Etin Skin Solution, a lotion claiming to treat skin conditions and known to have been supplied from various Asian and African... Read More

Yellow Card APP launched
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
Yellow Car app for iphone or android mobile phone
  • Have you ever had a side effect from a medicine that you have bought or been prescribed by a doctor? 
  • Did you know that you could report any adverse event directly to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) via a scheme called Yellow Card?
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New psoriasis treatment available
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
Image of injections

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance for secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in England and Wales. Under the guidance secukinumab is:

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