New Physical Activity Strategy for Cornwall

Public Health Cornwall has a vision for the future where everybody in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is active as part of daily life, regardless of age, gender, culture or circumstance. By 2020 they have set a target of getting 50,000 more people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to be more physically active as part of daily life. You can read about it here on the Public Health Cornwall website. If you … Continue reading

PREVeNT RA – Research Study : Opportunity for YOU to become involved …..

PREVeNT RA – Research Study Do you have a parent, child or sister/brother with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) but do not have the condition yourself? Are you over 30 years old? We are working with the Manchester Musculoskeletal Research Unit on a study people who are close blood relatives who do not have the disease themselves in order to identify risk factors for developing RA and find ways to prevent it. Involvement includes completing a questionnaire and … Continue reading

102,224 people in Cornwall living with back pain ….

Musculoskeletal conditions are a leading cause of sickness absence and resulted in 30.6 million lost working days in 2013. 1 in 6 people in England have back pain and there are 102,224 people in Cornwall living with back pain (19.0% of population). You can read information on working with arthritis on the Arthritis Research UK website. Please click here   … Continue reading

Interview with Professor Tony Woolf on Voice of America Health Show

On Thursday 29th June Professor Tony Woolf was invited to speak on Voice of America from Africa. This was a fantastic opportunity to spread the message that arthritis is not just something affecting older people, that things can now be done to prevent and treat it. Please click here to watch the You Tube video. … Continue reading

ESCAPE-pain app launched!

The ESCAPE-pain app is finally here! The app reproduces the ESCAPE-pain programme, so that anyone with osteoarthritis can benefit from it, and it will also help people who have been on the programme and are looking for support to continue to exercise at home. It is available free for Apple and Android devices. If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you’ll soon be able to access the app content here on the ESCAPE-pain website. The … Continue reading

MANIFESTO PROMISES for people with disabilities

You can read here about the promises that are being made in their manifestos by the different parties for people with disabilities. … Continue reading