Swansea NRAS Group
Please read - Urgent statement from NRAS
We’ve had many, many discussions in the office and with our medical advisors etc. about COVID-19 as I’m sure you’re not at all surprised about.
As you will all be aware those with immune mediated conditions like RA are more at risk of contracting viruses anyway so it is only wise to take extra precautions until the spread of coronavirus can be brought under control. Even if you are feeling well and showing no symptoms it is prudent to avoid gatherings of people if they are not absolutely necessary. Therefore NRAS has advised that all group meetings should be cancelled until further notice. While we appreciate this is not ideal we do feel as a health charity we must lead by example and we certainly do not want to put any of you at risk of catching COVID-19. Already we are seeing medical conferences being cancelled as we also have an obligation to keep our already overworked and stretched health professionals safe. Many nurses and consultants are already being required to support their colleagues in other departments to handle any outbreaks in their hospitals.
Please do continue to check our website for up to date information as to when local group meetings will reconvene.
Clare Jacklin, Chief Executive
Meetings are held at Sketty Parish Centre, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9AR (on the corner with Gower Road - A4118) once every other month on a Monday from 7:30-9:00pm, please see meeting dates below. Car parking adjacent and full disabled access.
Meeting dates and speakers for 2020
16th March - Guest speaker Dr Zoe Fischer will present: 'Positive Psychology' PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
18th May - Guest speakers from the Singleton Hospital Rheumatology Team (to be confirmed)
20th June 2:30-4pm - Fundraising Tea Party!
20th July - Speaker to be confirmed
21st September - Speaker Cynthia Rees will present: 'Mindfulness'
23rd November - Christmas Dinner Venue TBC
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