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The Psychosocial Burden of Psoriasis
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Tara Fletcher researching the psychosocial burden of psoriasis

Tara Fletcher, a second year psychology student at the University of Hertfordshire has been on placement with PAPAA and has carried out a review of current literature, regarding how psoriasis affects mental functioning, social life, relationships and career.

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PAPAA Information Standard compliant, again!
Wed, 08 May 2013
The Information Standard logo

We are pleased to announce that for a second year running we have continued to demonstrate that our service delivery complies with the requirements of The Information Standard, this follows a recent surveillance review.

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Pharmacy services commission
Mon, 08 Apr 2013
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) models of care logo

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has set up a Commission to look at how pharmacy services are integrated into the reformed NHS in England. As part of this work the Commission will explore how innovative models of care have and can be developed.

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James Brett to take on eight cycle sportive events
Fri, 15 Mar 2013
Cycling man

From 14th April- 1st December 2013, James Brett will be competing in eight cycle sportive events around the UK.  This means one event each month and more than 400 miles of cycling - including some pretty daunting hills.  His aim is to raise... Read More

Waiting times advice line for Scotland
Thu, 21 Feb 2013
The Scottish Government

A new phone line for patients seeking advice on waiting times will be introduced.

The line will be piloted in the summer of 2013 for 12 months and will be run by health information service NHS Inform, which is part of NHS 24.

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Public health campaign launched by MHRA
Tue, 05 Feb 2013
MHRA yellow card scheme

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a public health campaign in partnership with pharmacy organisations to highlight the need for the public to report any suspected side effects from medicines through the Yellow Card Scheme.

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Classic Marlborough Downs Cyclosportive - 16th June 2013
Thu, 10 Jan 2013
Aurélie Owens - Classic Marlborough Downs Cyclosportive - 16th June 2013

At just past midnight on 1st January  2013, Aurélie Owens was setting up a JustGiving page to raise funds for PAPAA.

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Latest edition of Skin 'n' Bones Connection now available
Wed, 12 Dec 2012
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 36 2012

PAPAA produces a journal twice a year; the contents aims at providing information that may be of interest to people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis or those who have a special interest, whether in a personal or professional capacity. Some articles are of general interest.

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NEW booklet called Treatments for psoriasis: An overview
Fri, 23 Nov 2012
Treatments for psoriasis: An overview - Front cover

PAPAA has produced a NEW booklet  which as been written to help you understand the treatments that are currently available to treat psoriasis. It is not designed as a replacement for your doctor's advice and no single treatment is recommended in preference to any other.

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BBC 1 Fake Britain to investigate Arthroplex
Tue, 06 Nov 2012

Recently the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned the public not to buy a potentially-dangerous unlicensed and unproven medicine for arthritis and other medical conditions which can be sold for as much as £168.00 for a 12-month’s supply.

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