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March 2018

Our new website (ghic.world) has now come on stream. Free to subscribers, the website aims to link doctors and patients dealing with lupus and Hughes Syndrome in a global network.

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February 2018

Earlier this month, I took part in the 20th ‘Ten Topics in Rheumatology’ meeting in Barcelona. Over these past 2 decades, the ‘Ten Topics London’ and ‘Ten Topics Barcelona’ meetings have nourished a very strong link between our unit at St Thomas’ Hospital (and now at London Bridge Hospital) and a number of medical and research centres in Spain.

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January 2018

January 2018 is proving a dark, rather depressing start to the year.  A number of our team have been hit by the ‘flu’ epidemic sweeping the country.  Added to which, the sun has made only rare appearances so far.

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October 2017

In October, I was a guest speaker in Porto, Portugal. It was at an international immunology meeting, and one of the 2 days was devoted to Hughes syndrome/Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).

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September 2017

One of the recurring themes of history-taking in patients with Hughes Syndrome – or even in those with the suspected diagnosis – is the difficulties so many patients face - tortuous journeys towards a final diagnosis.

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August 2017

London is special in August – no school runs, less commuters – and thousands of tourists adding to the buzz of the capital. Really special.

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June 2017

Wimbledon has started in a blaze of sunshine. What a wonderful summer we are having (at least here in the South-East) - surely it can’t go on. June was, for me, “Midlands Month”. A lecture on Hughes syndrome, lupus and Sjogren’s to the annual meeting of The Royal College of GPs – this year in Birmingham. A very positive meeting – 300 GPs, with an extremely lively question and answer session.

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May 2017

Waiting for a taxi to take me back to Basel airport for the short flight home to London. As good a time as any to start writing the May ‘blog’.

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April 2017

Big news! A group of patients and doctors here have set up a new charity, whose main purpose is education.

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March 2017

This week we welcomed to the London Lupus Centre a visiting group of 10 nurses from Daytona State College, Florida.

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