GCL HOSTS CHARITY GOLF DAY FOR HAEMOCHROMATOSIS UK

On Friday 6 September 2019 Ground Construction Limited (GCL) held a Charity Golf Day at The Shire Golf Course. GCL has been a strong supporter of Haemochromatosis UK, and took part in The Iron Games 2018 and 2019. This year, GCL held their Charity Day in aid of Haemochromatosis UK (HUK) – raising further funds for the Genetic Haemochromatosis Education (Read more…)

THE IRON GAMES: CAREYS TEAM TAKES IRON CUP IN GOLF TOURNAMENT AND WE LOOK AHEAD TO GRAND FINALS AT CROKE PARK

  On Friday 6 September 2019, at Aldenham Golf Club, the golf tournament of The Iron Games 2019 took place. Over the past few months, UK based Irish Construction Firms have competed, head to head to see who will take home the Iron Cups for four sporting tournaments: Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and now golf. A huge thank you goes (Read more…)

THE IRON GAMES: LAST OF FOUR IRON CUP FOR GRABS AT GOLF AND EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR CROKE PARK GRAND FINALS

The sporting event involving over a dozen Irish construction firms have preparations underway for the next events in the series, having raised almost £200,000 for Haemochromatosis UK.  The condition – genetic haemochromatosis or better explained as iron overload – can be fatal if left untreated and commonly affects those from an Irish background, with 1 in 5 people from Ireland (Read more…)

Maidstone Meeting Brings Patients Together

About 60 patients gathered in Maidstone on Saturday (03 August 2019) for the latest quarterly Patient Information Day (PID) organised by Haemochromatosis UK. The group heard first from Consultant Gastroentrologist George Bird from Maidstone Hospital, who gave an excellent overview of GH, based around a fascinating case study – that of Ernest Hemmingway. Many of the points made by Dr (Read more…)

The Iron Games: Hurling Report

Oliver Connell beats the competition and takes home The Iron Cup in the hurling final of The Iron Games  The third round of The Iron Games saw 6 teams – Careys, ECL Civil Engineering, J.Coffey, Murphys, Oliver Connell and Toureen go head to head for the Iron Cup in hurling, which took place at McGovern Park, Ruislip on Saturday 27 (Read more…)

Cutting Edge MRI Technology Used in New Study to Identify Genetic Causes of High Liver Iron

Perspectum Diagnostics have just released study findings that use MRI technology to identify genetic causes of high liver iron. Researchers from Perspectum Diagnostics, together with the University of Westminster, University College London as well as Lund University in Sweden, were used MRI technology to quantify liver-iron content. The new LiverMultiScan technology allows this to occur in a non-invasive manner. This new (Read more…)

How Many Shopping Days ’til Christmas?

As the temperature rises, Haemochromatosis UK is already thinking ahead to cooler times and has launched the charity’s 2019 range of Christmas cards. The 3 designs are now available to order online, along with a triple pack option at a discounted price. All of the profits from the sale of cards is applied to the work of Haemochromatosis UK, supporting (Read more…)

GP Training Webinars Launched

Genetic haemochromatosis is the UK’s most common – yet under-diagnosed – genetic condition. A typical GP practice will have an average of 15 people affected by haemochromatosis on its list, possibly undiagnosed. Working in partnership with the Royal College of GPs, Haemochromatosis UK (HUK) has developed training resources & an eLearning module covering genetic haemochromatosis. To mark the launch of the Royal College of (Read more…)

Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Programme Launches

The Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Programme (GHEP) is a three year programme that aims to educate healthcare professionals about genetic haemochromatosis. It has been in the works for the past year, and due to funding from The Iron Games and The Shears Trust, it has recently been launched. The first step for Haemochromatosis UK (HUK) was hiring a GHEP Manager, who (Read more…)

Westminster Hall Debate on Genetic Haemochromatosis

HUK was delighted to see iron overload (genetic haemochromatosis) debated in parliament yesterday (03 July 2019) for a full hour, in the presence of health minister Mrs Seema Kennedy MP and led by Mark Pawsey MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Genetic Haemochromatosis. The debate was wide ranging, with MPs touching on symptoms, prevalence, penetrance, and on (Read more…)