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Tag: North Wales

The LUPUS UK North Wales Lupus Information Day will take place on Saturday, 12 May 2018, in Llandudno.

The afternoon will feature a number of medical experts speaking, including:

Dr Yasmeen Ahmad
Consultant Rheumatologist, Peter Maddison Rheumatology Centre, Llandudno Hospital

Anne Breslin
Rheumatology Specialist Nurse, Peter Maddison Rheumatology Centre, Llandudno Hospital

Dr Eve Smith & Professor Christian Hedrich
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool, Paediatric Trainee Alder Hey Children’s Hospital & Paediatric Rheumatologist Professor of Child Health at University of Liverpool

Trish Bartley
Senior Teacher and Trainer at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University

The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Venue: The Imperial Hotel Conference Centre, The Promenade, Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AP.

Tickets are available free of charge and can be requested online here.

Together for Mental Health in North Wales is an all-ages plan for mental health services in North
Wales covering the period up to 2021.

It has been put together by NHS Wales with partner organisations and with people who have lived experience of mental health issues. The project is supported by Caniad, an organisation created to involve people with lived experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of our mental health services.

The strategy outlines NHS Wales’s ambition to offer a comprehensive range of services that:

  • Promote health and wellbeing for everyone, focussing on prevention of mental ill health, and
    early intervention when required;
  • Treat common mental health conditions in the community as early as possible;
  • Are community-based wherever possible, reducing our reliance on inpatient care;
    Identify and treat serious mental illness as early as possible;
  • Manage acute and serious episodes of mental illness safely, compassionately, and
  • Support people to recovery, to regain and learn the skills they need after mental illness; and
  • Assess and treat the full range of mental health problems, working alongside services for
    people with physical health needs

Open the Together for Mental Health in North Wales strategy update document [PDF]
Law yn Llaw at Iechyd Meddwl yng Ngogledd Cymru – Chwefror 2018 [PDF]


The North Wales ARMA Network has set advance details of its meetings for next year.

A map and directions are provided for meetings to be held on :-

• Tuesday 23th January 16:30 – 18:30 hours
• Tuesday 17th April 16:30 – 18:30 hours
• Tuesday 3th July 16:30 – 18:30 hours
• Tuesday 16th October 16:30 – 18:30 hours

Download full details in pdf format.

national-welsh-assembly-iconThe very first Statement of Opinion in the new Welsh Assembly following the elections was tabled to welcome Arthritis Care Week and to recognise the impact of arthritis in Wales.

Twenty four Assembly Members have signed the statement to engage with Arthritis Care to improve understanding, recognition, support and services for people living with arthritis in Wales. The statement can be viewed here.

On the 13th June 2016, The National Assembly for Wales Research Service published an article ‘Arthritis & musculoskeletal conditions – chronically under prioritised?‘ as part of their ‘In Brief’ blog series, which posts short, topical and accessible articles on issues of interest to Assembly Members and their staff.

The article highlights how stakeholders want to see more timely access to the right treatments and services for people with arthritis and chronic MSK conditions, and urge a greater focus on prevention and early intervention. The article goes on to recognise the joint campaign between Arthritis Care Wales and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for an updated Action Plan for Arthritis.

The full article can be found here.

arthritis-care-logo-2015_250x170Arthritis Care in Wales Get Active service has received an award from The Big Lottery Fund to inspire people with arthritis to get moving in mid and north Wales.

60 volunteer activity champions will be trained to encourage people with arthritis to take exercise, and remain active even when the initial enthusiasm has worn off. It is anticipated that the service will launch in April. For more information contact: Mary Cowern

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Arthritis Care in Northern Ireland, has been shortlisted for WHO/Belfast Healthy Cities Award for the Staying Connected project, a valuable service that helps to older isolated people living with arthritis and older carers remain connected with their communities.