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Annual General Meeting 2021

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You are invited to the Fibromyalgia Friends Together Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place on 16/09/2021 at 1.15pm. Taking place at The Manor, Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation. Priory Lane. Ulverscroft. Markfield. Leicestershire. LE67 9PH. Agenda Welcome by current Chair and their report for the year 2020 to 2021 Officer reports for the year 2020 to 2021: […]

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We are back to our face to face meetings

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I am really pleased to announce that we are restarting face to face meetings this month! It is a long time coming and the group leadership team is really looking forward to seeing you all.   Our meetings take place in Leicestershire and are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1.15pm. HOWEVER, […]

Benefit claim

Why it is worth appealing if you do not get the result from your Personal Independent Payments (PIP) application that you were looking for.

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Why it is worth appealing if you do not get the result from your Personal Independent Payments (PIP) application that you were looking for. DWP losing four in five benefit appeals from disabled people at height of pandemic By Dan Bloom  of the Mirror    Four in five disabled people who launched benefit appeals won their […]

NICE guidlines

NICE chronic pain guidelines

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Fibromyalgia Action UK (Which Fibromyalgia Friends Together is a part of) has put out the following statement about NICE’s new guidelines on primary chronic pain   With the release of the NICE guideline on primary chronic pain we can start to examine the impact it may have on patients. It is our view that the […]

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Shielding advice April 2021

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Press release Shielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable to stop from April 2021 More than 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will be informed they are no longer advised to shield from Thursday 1 April 2021. From: Department of Health and Social Care Published: 18 March 2021   Advice to the clinically […]

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A mother describes her life of living with Fibromyalgia

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Mother living with chronic illness Fibromyalgia says it leaves her ‘not wanting to be here anymore’ Tuesday 23 February 2021, 3:52pm   Report by Granada Reports journalist Anna Youssef Video at this website address:  Mother living with chronic illness Fibromyalgia says it leaves her ‘not wanting to be here anymore’ | Granada | ITV News A […]

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Strategies for living with Fibromyalgia

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By the London Post www.londonpost.co.uk      Controlling Symptoms With Mind-Body Techniques Many find that fibromyalgia symptoms can be effectively controlled with the aid of mind-body practices and that flare triggers can also be reduced in this way. Especially useful practices include things like yoga and mediation, the choices really are endless. Speak to a […]