Low back pain review highlights harm to patients and waste of health care resources

A collaboration of more than 30 leading experts in countries across the world, including Professor Nadine Foster, Keele University and Professor Martin Underwood, Warwick University, have reviewed the evidence for treatment of low back pain and are publishing their results in a series of three papers in the Lancet, the first of which was published Wednesday 21st March; you will be able to access country specific facts and statistics along with patient case studies. This … Continue reading

Singing for Chronic Pain

This could be an exciting opportunity to relax and “sing for health” in Lostwithiel, an innovative way to help you to live with chronic pain. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that singing together has a calming effect and brings health benefits as well. It makes you feel good! … Continue reading

PiRAtes Mid-Cornwall support group next meeting 14 March

The Cornwall NRAS support group will be holding its next meeting on 14 March. For details please see: https://www.nras.org.uk/groups/mid-cornwall-nras-group … Continue reading

Voice for young people on health in Cornwall

A youth group,  ‘RCHT Youth Voice’,  has been launched at Royal Cornwall Hospital. The young persons group gives their ideas and opinions on both local and national health initiatives and projects. The group who meet monthly, on Saturday mornings, at The Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital welcome new members. Please email them for more information: rcht.youthsteeringgroup@nhs.net … Continue reading

MPs call for improvement to benefit assessments

On 14 February 2018, an influential group of MPs published a new report evaluating the assessment process for two forms of financial support that many people with arthritis need, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). They made strong recommendations for improvements. To read more see http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/press-releases/2018/february/mps-call-for-improvement-to-benefit-assessments.aspx … Continue reading

Love your Heart

NRAS have launched ‘Love Your Heart’, an  interactive video programme which aims to decrease cardiovascular risk for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. https://www.nras.org.uk/news/love-your-heart … Continue reading