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Your views needed on psoriatic arthritis treatments.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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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Latest Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 41 out now!
Fri, 10 Jul 2015
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 41

A specialist bi-annual journal for people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, Skin 'n' Bones Connection has been produced regularly since 1993.

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New survey asking for your views
Thu, 18 Jun 2015
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Researchers at the University of Manchester are inviting people with psoriatic arthritis to take part in a survey to tell them about their experience of living with the disease. The study is called: 

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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research
Wed, 06 May 2015
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As a charity, we have and will continue to support the need for good quality psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research. In order to direct our work and funds appropriately we have been gathering the views of people affected by psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis.

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Failings in NHS services for people with skin diseases
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
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A report by the King’s Fund into a major NHS specialty - dermatology - has identified staff shortages, poor training, inconsistent quality in diagnosis and treatment and large variations in access to specialist care, affecting millions of patients across the UK each year.

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