Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers (PSALV) are involved with the PsA Awareness Event in the Scottish Parliament on 4th November at 6pm. Dave Thompson MSP will chair. Professor Iain McInnes will speak and introduce a new DVD in which he features alongside patients living with psoriatic arthritis.

There are still places available; if you would like to attend, contact Pagoda PR agency on 0131 556 0770.


In recent weeks, Jim Walker has attended several events on behalf of PSALV. He attended the EULAR Patient Research Partner event in Amsterdam. Jim also went to the Alliance Inaugural lecture where Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, spoke on – amongst other topics – the new GP Contract in Scotland; this is contract is separate from NHS England’s, of course.

Jim presented at the Scottish Institute of Healthcare Management Conference, talking about on his own experience of care for psoriatic arthritis on behalf of the Alliance Scotland patient reference group.

Janice attended the SARC skin/associated Rheumatic conditions and MSK Cross Party Groups in Holyrood recently. These CPGs are open to all; I also attended ARMA Scotland’s meeting.

The PSALV website has articles and leaflets to download, written by NHS experts. Visit

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