Society Training Material Secures Major Endorsement

Training material produced by The Haemochromatosis Society in partnership with Boots Pharmacies has now been fully endorsed by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), certifying the training to be of high quality and at a CPD level suitable for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The literature was originally produced in late 2015 and amended/updated slightly in mid 2017. The RPS endorsement was confirmed (Read more…)

Team Iron Overload Gear Up For 26 Mile London Challenge

Five runners are taking part in The Virgin London Marathon later this month, raising funds for the charity and also raising awareness of haemochromatosis amongst their families, friends, and other supporters. This is the second year that Team Iron Overload has taken part in the country’s largest mass participation sporting event, and one of the world’s most successful charity fundraising events. (Read more…)

Haemochromatosis and Arthropathy: Research Published

A recent article published in the Scandinavian Journal or Rheumatology has confirmed that unexplained joint problems should prompt doctors to take up diagnostic tests for genetic haemochromatosis and iron overload. The article was published by Dr Richardson and Dr Kiely of St George’s University Hospital in London, and Dr Prideaux of the University of Cardiff, and is entitled “Haemochromatosis: unexplained (Read more…)

GH Support Group meetings Saturday 14 May

Two GH Support Group meeting are planned on Saturday 14th May. Both groups have asked us to let members and other patients know that everyone is welcome to attend. Stockport The AGM of the Genetic Haemochromatosis North West Support Group, followed by a general meeting, will be held at: West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club Princes Road Heaton Moor (Read more…)

Long Serving Founder and Chair Steps Down

On 06 June 2015 our longest serving Trustee, founder Mrs Janet Fernau, stood down as chair of The Haemochromatosis Society. Janet was presented with an engraved rose bowl (and numerous roses!) by Dr James Dooley at the Royal Free Hospital (pictured) following a valediction by Mr Kit Farrow (Treasurer) on behalf of all of the trustees and members. (click for full (Read more…)