JIA News

  • Coping with swelling during the summer months

    16 Jul 2019

    Warm weather generally makes children feel active and motivated. But for children and young people with JIA, the warm weather might bring additional challenges. While it’s not uncommon for feet, ankles, and hands to swell up in the heat, those already dealing with JIA swelling may experience further tenderness.

  • Growing evidence for the importance of a healthy gut in JIA

    5 Jun 2019

    Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are approximately 2 years into a study that is looking at how gut bacteria differs between healthy children and those with arthritis.

  • Reaction to Martine's Story with JIA (BBC Panorama)

    3 Jun 2019

    The first episode of a profoundly bleak but crucially informative two-part Panorama, Crisis in Care (BBC One, Wednesday 29th May at 9 pm), highlighted the adult social care system on the brink and in dire need of reform after years of austerity. A BBC social affairs correspondent spent a year in Somerset, a county with one of the UK’s fastest ageing populations. There, the council spends 42 pence in every pound of council tax on funding adult social care. One of the case studies highlighted was Martine, a 37-year-old mother of triplets with very severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) since the age of two, cared for by her partner. 

  • Do you know who the Governors are at your child's school and how to contact them?

    21 May 2019

    Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions - Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England