The Highland Rheumatology Unit

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Last year the University of Glasgow Rheumatology clinical trial team won a grant in collaboration with NRAS to tour their public engagement campaign around the north of Scotland.

They are keen to engage with local communities about the European League against Rheumatisms (EULAR) campaign Don’t Delay, Connect Today, that raises awareness about the early diagnosis of rheumatic diseases.

They wish to talk about some research being carried out by both Aberdeen University and the University of Glasgow about fatigue, as this is still a persistent symptom for many people with a rheumatic condition.

There is an engagement event in the Highland Rheumatology Unit (HRU) in the Ross Memorial Hospital (Ferry Road, Dingwall IV15 9QT) on the 10th May 4pm – 7pm and there will be a number of interactive activities, information stalls, talks and our cell cafe, for everyone to come and engage with. This will be held in the HRU Gym and in the Dining room.

Please do share this event with family and friends and please do come along and support this wonderful educational event whether you have arthritis yourself or have someone close to you who suffers from this disabling disease.

Louise Benett MSc, PhD

Director Rheumatosphere

public engagement lead


We invite you to our open day celebrating “World Arthritis Day”

The Highland Rheumatology Unit, Ross Memorial Hospital, Ferry Road, Dingwall,  IV15 9QT

Friday 12th October 1.30pm until 4pm

Information – NRAS ambassador Allison Elder present with information and leaflets – New2RA ; Living Better with RA ; Medicines for Arthritis + How to claim PIP

Support – LGOWIT – lets get on with it together discussing Self-Management

Advice – Dermatologist Nurse to discuss skin problems associated with inflammatory diseases such as Arthritis.

Enjoy – Come along for a cup of tea

Share stories, share advice, share a blether.

Friends of HRU – will be holding a bumper registered Christmas raffle again this year; its first since 2014. Although books are on order, we will not have them available on the day but anyone wishing to have books posted to them can leave their contact details…or send an email to the group. (

Top prize of a 3 night self catering stay for up to 4 people at a cottage in Kinlochewe. Cash prize of £150, 2 x Vax carpet cleaners. 2 x Shetland Rugs. Slow Cooker. and lots more. Tickets are £1 and are in a book of 5. Draw will be mid December so plenty of time to purchase tickets.

New Friends of HRU leaflets have been printed and are available for you to take away and hand out at your local GP’s offices, local village halls or to hand out to friends and colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you along on the 12th October.

Keep a listen out to MFR for information supporting this event.

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