News and research, Stages of life, Support, symptoms

iHOPE PCOS programme

Guest post by Carol Percy What is the HOPE programme? HOPE is an evidence-based self-management programme that supports people with long term health conditions to cope more effectively. That includes eating well, staying physically active, and following any necessary medical treatments, as well as managing stress, dealing with the emotional impact of their condition and… Continue reading iHOPE PCOS programme

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Verity at the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society conference

Verity was able to attend the virtual AE-PCOS conference during the first weekend in November. The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society are an international group of professionals researching and improving the understanding of conditions related to androgen excess such as PCOS, Adrenal Hyperplasia, Idiopathic Hirsutism and Premature Adrenarche.

Real stories, Stages of life, Trustees

PCOS Story: What I wish I had known

Post by Caroline Andrews, Trustee of Verity. Us trustees have been diagnosed for years and are privileged to have worked with some of the top professionals in the country so we may know more than most about PCOS. It was not always that way, at one point we were just like you, newly diagnosed. I’m 37 now… Continue reading PCOS Story: What I wish I had known

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PCOS on This Morning

We are thrilled that This Morning decided to do a segment on PCOS today with Dr Shahzadi Harper and welcome to all our new followers. Considering the limited amount of time she was given she gave a decent general overview of the condition and some of the first-line management and treatment options given to patients but didn’t have the time to be more specific and in-depth.

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CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management

Having received ethical approval to carry out research into exploring the quality of dietary and lifestyle advice from healthcare professionals as well as canvassing opinion on the name of the syndrome (PCOS) if it was to be changed, Dr Yvonne Jeanes and her team have now launched their online survey. Please read below to find out… Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management

Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Newly diagnosed

Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

Here's what happened around PCOS news and research in April: PCOS can be controlled through lifestyle changes The Times of India interviewed Dr Manuj Sharma who explained that doctors in India are reporting an increase in the diagnosis of PCOS as unhealthier lifestyles have been adopted eg erratic working hours, stress, little exercise and unhealthy… Continue reading Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, News and research, Support, Type 2 diabetes, Verity, Weight management

PCOS in Research and News

As part of my new commitment as a Trustee of Verity is to start giving you monthly updates and PCOS and it's reported research and news activity. Hopefully this will also cast a light and how little publicity it gets as a syndrome and the type of publicity that it does get. So this first… Continue reading PCOS in Research and News

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Happy New Year

Here's a slightly late Happy New Year from the Verity Trustees. We had an amazing 2014 rounded off with our conference in Manchester, PCOS Awareness week and the Big Fun Run in London. We'd like to send a big thank you again to all those who raised awareness, raised funds and supported us through volunteering… Continue reading Happy New Year

Trustees

Annual General Meeting

Why do we have an AGM? The simple answer is because we legally have to have an AGM once a year as part of our legal obligations for the Charity and Company. This helps our members (those that belong to Verity) make decisions about the governance of Verity for the coming years. For example the accounts… Continue reading Annual General Meeting