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For information on patient support groups available locally, please see the heading ‘patient support groups’. 

Patient information leaflets frrm Arthritis Research UK for common conditions and treatments are available from their web pages at Arthritis Research UK.

  • American College of Rheumatology
    The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meets the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support

  • Arthritis Research UK
    Providing answers today and tomorrow

  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
    ARMA is the umbrella body providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK

  • Arthritis Care
    From high quality information and support to empower you to take control of your arthritis, to campaigning for change

  • The Bone Research Society
    The BRS is the largest scientific society in Europe dedicated to clinical and basic research into mineralised tissues

  • British Society for Rheumatology
    BSR supports professionals to deliver high quality care for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions

  • European League Against Rheumatism
    EULAR is the organisation which represents the patient, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations. Its aims are to stimulate, promote, and support the research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatic diseases. A useful site for health professionals with an interest

  • Fibromyalgia Action UK
    FMA UK provides information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline

  • JointZone
    Very useful site for both patients and health professionals, sponsored by
    ARC

  • The Hibbs Lupus Trust
    The Hibbs Lupus Trust is run entirely by voluntary trustees, friends & supporters of the charity. They are a dedicated team whose own lives have been affected by lupus

  • PMR GCA UK A charity supporting patients with polymyalgia and giant cell arteritis

  • National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
    NASS is the leading charity in the UK working for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis

  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation which provides guidance for those working in the NHS, local authorities and the wider public and voluntary sector on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. Guidance is available on health promotion, new and existing technologies - medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS, and the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions

  • National Osteoporosis Society
    The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
    National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society provides support and information for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, their families, friends and carers, and health professionals with an interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sila: The Sarcoidosis Charity
    Our aim to help people with Sarcoidosis

  • The Vasculitis Foundation
    The Vasculitis Foundation supports and empowers patients through education, awareness and research

  • Vasculitis UK. A UK Vasculitis charity

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New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
Telephone: 01902 307999

Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 572757

West Park Hospital Park Road West Wolverhampton WV11 4PW
Telephone: 01902 444000