Free information day for arthritis patients

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is hosting a free information day on Friday 4 September.

This event is being held at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, which is affiliated to BIRD, from 10am until 3pm and is aimed at patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, family, friends and those who have a general interest in the condition.

Included in the day will be talks from experts such as Dr John Pauling who will be explaining what Rheumatoid Arthritis is and Dr Nick Hall who will be discussing a therapy for arthritis called Anti-TNF.

There will also be a session on managing fatigue and opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Teas, coffee and lunch will be provided and there will be a chance to talk to the specialists on Rheumatoid Arthritis and meet other patients.

Dr Nick Hall said: "This is the first information day for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis that we have organised and it follows the success of a similar event that we ran for people with Psoriatic Arthritis in May. We hope that people will find the day useful and that it will be well attended."

The event is taking place at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls, Bath. This is the second of three condition-specific annual information days to be held this year and hosted by BIRD.

BIRD is an independent registered charity which raises funds to support research and education into many aspects of bone and joint diseases.

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. If you would like to know more about the information days or book a place then please contact Charlotte Cavill on 01225 448444 or

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