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Register to make a difference
Thu, 01 Dec 2016
Take part in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research

We have launched a register for anyone to join who has an interest in becoming more involved in research activities.

If you:

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Fundraisers featured in Skin ‘n’ Bones 43
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 43, the journal of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)

In the latest edition of Skin ‘n’ Bones Connection (issue 43) is a feature about recent fundraising activities; Ben Smithson, Martin Watson and Paul Sinclair, Katie Shipley, Howard and Margaret Jennings, all of whom have raised substantial funds for PAPAA.

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A grand day out
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
Howard Jennings getting a soaking in aid of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

At the beginning of July, Yorkshire Dales Centre of The Caravan Club ( held a rally in Ripon, with  all  the proceeds from the event in aid of PAPAA.

The chairman of YDCC, Howard Jennings said:

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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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