Local Patient Support Groups

Local Patient Support Groups

We have several active patient support groups who meet regularly. Please click on the individual groups to find out more about when the groups meet and how you can make contact.

NRAS: National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (Preston & District)

Evening Meetings start at 7pm, refreshments from 6.30pm
Held in the Café/Reception at the Minerva Health Centre, Lowthorpe Road, Deepdale, Preston, PR1 6SB

The group also meets every 2nd Thursday at the Minerva 12-2pm

Thursday 13th April 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis: what’s it all about and how do we manage 
Dr MacPhie, Rheumatology consultant

Thursday 8th June 2017
Cardiovascular and Osteoporosis Risk in RA 
Dr Madan, Rheumatology consultant

Thursday 10th August 2017
The role of exercise in patients
Sarah Fish, Physiotherapist

Thursday 12th October 2017
Understanding your DAS28 
Carmel Jones, Specialist nurse


NOS: National Osteoporosis Society (Preston & District Support Group)

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at Withy Trees Day Support Centre, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston (No meetings during July and August)

For details of the programme please follow this link

For more information contact:
Marion Fogarty 01772 863859 or email marionfogarty@aol.com

Lupus UK (Preston & District Group)

Bi-monthly “Coffee & Chat”
Usually afternoons Booths Cafes at Penwortham and Fulwood, or The Minerva Health Centre at Preston

For more information click on the following link

Vasculitis UK Support Group (North West)

Quarterly meetings with presentations from a variety of consultants and health care professionals.

For more information contact:
Jann Landles on 07979 180145 or Anita Parekh on 07921 682232 or email nwvasculitis@hotmail.co.uk