FMA UK had a display at the summit held last weekend and was represented by the chair of the trustees Pam Stewart to ensure fibromyalgia is included
The UK is to host the first MSK World Summit to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders.
On Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of October, London will be hosting the first-ever MSK World Summit, calling on governments across the world to unite in adopting concrete measures to promote musculoskeletal (MSK) health and reduce the enormous impact of MSK disorders nationally and globally.
The event, which is being organised by the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) – the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health – and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) UK, will take place over two days at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and will bring together experts from across the globe and across the MSK community, including senior representatives from the World Health Organisation and the European Commission as well as the UK Government, NHS England and Public Health England.
Jay is taking on a daring challenge for herself and FMA UK as she explains below. We wish her well in her training and the boxing match itself.
I am able to currently manage my fibromyalgia and I was fortunately already doing the right things to help myself prior to diagnosis despite never even hearing about the condition until I was diagnosed. Despite having fibromyalgia I consider myself lucky, I am able to work and I am also extremely stubborn, this condition is a part of me, the pain is always in the background and I refuse to let it rule what I can and cannot do. There are though fibromyalgia sufferers who are not as fortunate as I am, they have it more severe and cannot work, they have stopped work or are forced into early retirement.
Video shows a great technique for helping with your medication.
Andrew Tyers not only ran the London Marathon but took part in the Outlaw Triathlon as well, a few weeks later. As you can see from the photo he looks very relaxed completing the marathon section of the triathlon wearing his FMA UK running vest.
Thank you Andrew for supporting us and helping to raise awareness.
(If anyone else is interested in fundraising for FMA UK you can create a page at www.justgiving.com/fmauk)
Spike McConnell, who's mother and sister both have fibro is holding an all-day BBQ/DJ Party on the 21st September 2014. "PHΔZE," & "LOCKED," have teamed up to host an all day party down at The Command House, Chatham with an after party taking place in the club underneath, Mojo.
The event is being held to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support & FMA UK (The Fibromyalgia Association) All money raised on the day will be split straight down the middle and given to these charities.
It's completely free to gain entry to the event! The day time event is for all ages, children are welcome. However, the evening party in the Club it is an over 18's party, so ID will be required on the door.
We will be whizzing round throughout the day collecting donations! So please, if you see our money buckets, do not hesitate however big or small your donation is! Every little helps...
SGFMSG (Stevenage) support group have a couple of fundraising/awareness events. Group leader Pam Cantrell has all the information -
Good luck with both events !!!
Patients sharing their experiences of their local NHS services - good or bad - are essential and really valuable in helping to improve the NHS. We know this because health services tell us how they have improved services as a direct result of feedback from their patient.
So FMA UK has teamed up with the online patient experience website Patient Opinion to give you the chance to share your own stories and suggestions on how your local services could be made better for fibromyalgia patients. If you’re a patient, carer, family member or friend, we’d like to hear from you. Whether you feel there could be vital improvements at your local hospital or you want to say thank you to the staff that treated you, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts with the people that can make a difference to how your local services are delivered.
You can tell your story on the website by filling in this online form below. If you've experienced health care recently, either as a patient yourself or as a carer or friend of someone else, please tell us how it was. What was good? What could have been better?
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