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Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for PsA
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for psoriatic arthritis

Certolizumab pegol is a treatment for psoriatic arthritis, a medicine that blocks a protein called tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) and helps to reduce swelling and pain.

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New updated leaflets available
Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Physio and OT leaflet cover

The challenges of living with psoriatic arthritis are widespread; just managing the physical symptoms of pain and fatigue are both difficult, add to this the lack of mobility and frustration of carrying out daily tasks can make life a daily struggle.

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New drug evidence summary for psoriatic arthritis
Wed, 25 Jun 2014
Image of needle

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

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Consultation on 2014 Care Act
Wed, 18 Jun 2014
Department of Health

The Department of Health is seeking views on how local authorities should deliver the care and support reforms in the 2014 Care Act
The department is asking for views on the draft regulations and guidance for Part 1 of the 2014 Care Act.

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Research summaries
Fri, 30 May 2014
British Journal of Dermatology

Have you found the thought of reading research reports daunting; or get lost in the medical jargon?

For the last few months, the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) has been trialling a new initiative of plain language summaries of research papers, which is aimed at lay reader.

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Help set research priorities for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
Setting the UK research agenda for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

People, who live with a chronic disease, have a unique insight into the issues that are important to managing their condition. We would like to gather these issues together and create a list of priorities that are important to people with psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis.

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Research study needs volunteers
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Dr Henning Holle scratching nylon for research experiment
  • Do you have psoriasis?
  • Would you be interested in taking part in a research study?
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Global psoriasis atlas
Tue, 15 Apr 2014
psoriasis on elbow

The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) have formed a partnership to develop a Global Psoriasis Atlas to fill the gaps in the understanding of the prevalence and... Read More

Ustekinumab accepted by SMC
Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Biologics injection

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ustekinumab for use in patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have failed on, or are unsuitable for, treatment with an anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) drug.

What is the evidence to support this advice?

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New target for psoriasis treatment discovered
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
King’s College London psoriasis research.

Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new gene (PIM1), which could be an effective target for innovative treatments and therapies for the human autoimmune disease, psoriasis.

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