Coronavirus – why it's a disturbing time for biologics users

I’ve been off work the last week with another chest infection, its infuriating, frustrating and detrimental to my career but unfortunately it’s part of daily life when on biologics treatment – but it’s better than the alternative. Arthritis is destructive; it’s your body attacking itself due to your immune system being overactive and essentially, like…

Website updates – find more of what you like, easier

I’ve been busy beavering away to make some subtle changes to the website to help you find the content that interests you easier. If I’ve done a good job, you shouldn’t notice that much has changed as the improvements are designed to help with flow through the site rather than any big changes – i.e….

What3words – the app that could save your life after a fall

Here in the UK, the police and other emergency services have been promoting the What3words app to enable you to tell them exactly where you are in an emergency. If you haven’t heard of this app, I’m going to tell you why it could be lifesaving, especially if suffering from a chronic autoimmune condition, limited…

New website design

We’ve freshened up our website with a brand new design and I’m super excited to make it live! We’ve tried to make the blog posts more front and centre, with featured posts and bold new, image-led listings as opposed to the previous traditional text-driven lists. We’ve added more colour and images to the site along…

It’s ok to be not ok

It’s a tough time of year for a lot of people behind all the celebrations and cheer. Family and financial pressures can be at their highest point of the year and if you are struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety the thought alone of all the social commitments, gatherings, work do’s and getting the…

Know your condition series – Psoriatic Arthritis

Rather than talking about myself all the time, I thought it might be beneficial for passers-by and subscribers alike to have a quick fire post to refer to regarding relevant conditions I’m likely to discuss on this blog. This series isn’t intended to be be massively in-depth and I am not in any way medically…

NHS Biologic switch articles

Some people have asked me for links to or further reading on the original decision and announcement by the NHS to move to biosimilars at the end of biologics patents in 2018. Below are a couple of high level ones that came out at the time of the announcement. Note the very short timescale between…