Friday, 16 June 2017

Places for the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October 2017

The Manchester Half Marathon is being held on Sunday 15th October 2017.  

This award winning half marathon is one of the flattest courses so, if you only enter one half marathon this year, make it the Manchester Half Marathon.

The route takes runners on wide, closed roads through Old Trafford, Stretford, Brooklands and Sale, and the organisers are once again promising plenty of entertainment and outstanding crowd support. It starts and finishes at Emirates Old Trafford home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Registration is £25 and as places are limited we ask that you try to raise £150 sponsorship money if possible.

Please contact us if you would like a guaranteed charity place.

Friday, 9 June 2017

The first World APS Day

9th June 2017 is World APS Day, the first global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of antiphospholipid syndrome and its impact on patients' lives.

World APS Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising understanding of antiphospholipid syndrome, and its impact on patients’ lives.

APS is a global health problem, affecting people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages, so we are working with other charities and organisations around the world to shine the spotlight on this under-recognised condition.

We will be asking you to make some noise on World APS Day by sharing infographics on social media to join in a single, united global voice. Please support this initiative if you can.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

GP online training course

Our charity is pleased to present the first Royal College of GPs eLearning course on antiphospholipid syndrome: 

The charity funded the course which was developed by GPs working with our APS experts, under the guidance of the Royal College. 

The RCGP will host the course on their website for two years until March 2019. It takes 30 minutes to complete, is free to register and 0.5 Continuing Professional Developments points and a certificate will be awarded on successful completion. 

Naturally, we want to reach as many people as possible and the Royal College of GPs will promote the online course to its 52,000+ GP members, 9,000 GP Speciality Trainees and 30,000+ interested health practitioners, potentially reaching around 100,000 healthcare professionals. 

APS Support UK is aiming to promote the training module to every GP practice via the regional Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Wales, NHS Scotland and GP education boards. 

We are also asking for APS patients to help with this education campaign and have produced a GP flyer that you can download and take along to your GP the next time you visit.

Please do not make a specific appointment – they are busy people – or drop it into the surgery as it will probably end up in the bin! Just remember to take it along if you have reason to visit and ask your GP to take time to look at the APS online course and encourage practice partners to do the same. 

If you would like to receive some flyers by post, please contact us and we'll get some sent out to you.