Deputy Chair


Janice runs the Awareness Programme.

Janice is recently retired following a long and varied career in childcare.  She developed polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and was diagnosed at 55 after a 6 month struggle of not knowing what was wrong with her. Luckily her GP was excellent and picked it up straight away and despite Janice never having heard of PMR, since her diagnosis she realised that her mum, who passed away, had it but had never been diagnosed despite various interventions. Because of this and the constant explaining to friends and family what PMR actually was, Janice decided she wanted to raise awareness of PMR and GCA. She has gone on to devise a programme to raise awareness of PMR and GCA to people over 50 and professionals who work with them.