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Best Practice

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Our Best Practice Awards promote innovation and best practice across every aspect in the treatment of rheumatology. 

Previous winners have shown how innovative work has improved patient experience, health care value, and outcomes, as well as offering examples of ways in which rheumatology services can be improved across the NHS. Judging for the latest awards is underway and we will be recognising winners at our Annual Conference in May 2018. We’ll be providing winners with resources to share best practice and using winning case studies to help inform decision makers and improve services across the UK.

2018 Best Practice awards shortlist:

  • BioSNiP: Biosimilars Switching at Northwick Park
    Northwick Park Hospital Harrow
  • Young People’s Care Is Everyone’s Business: Integrating Children’s And Adult Rheumatology Services In Sheffield To Provide Seamless, Developmentally Appropriate Rheumatology Care
    Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Improving Timely Access To Rheumatology Services by Facilitation of Pre-Referral Dialogue
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paediatric MSK triage in the community
    Pennine MSK Partnership
  • Eastern Network for Rare Autoimmune Disease (ENRAD) Videoconferencing MDT
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Establishing an Associate Rheumatology Nurse Specialist Training Post
    Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
  • Early arthritis service is cost effective, improves outcomes and reduces biologic use
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
  • Coventry Fast track GCA pathway with walk-in Ultrasound
    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Building cost-effective and sustainable practice through collaboration between patients and care providers: the Leeds Specialist Spondyloarthritis Service experience
    Leeds Specialist Spondyloarthritis Service
  • Creation of a multidisciplinary early inflammatory arthritis service
    Hammersmith Hospital

Below are the winning projects from 2016, selected by a panel of experts including representatives from Royal Colleges, NICE and patient groups:

  • All
  • Outstanding Best Practice Awards
  • Best Practice
  • Emerging Best Practice

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

    Improving the co-ordination of care for people with chronic pain

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    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Paediatric Virtual Gym: using technology to engage children in exercise

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    Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

    One-stop multidisciplinary clinic for patients with fibromyalgia

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    Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Integrating service, audit and research data to improve patient care

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