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Best Practice Awards

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

The 2018 Best Practice Award winners were announced at our Annual Conference in May. 

Our winners, as well as our commended and shortlisted sites, demonstrated again 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. Over the coming months, we'll be working with winners to help them share their best practice services across the UK. 

2018 Award Winners

  • Eastern Network for Rare Autoimmune Disease (ENRAD) Videoconferencing MDT
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
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  • Paediatric MSK triage in the community
    Pennine MSK Partnership
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  • Establishing an Associate Rheumatology Nurse Specialist Training Post
    Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
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Highly Commended for Clinical Delivery:

  • Early arthritis service is cost effective, improves outcomes and reduces biologic use
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital 
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  • Coventry Fast track GCA pathway with walk-in Ultrasound
    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
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Shortlisted sites:

  • BioSNiP: Biosimilars switching at Northwick Park
    Northwick Park Hospital Harrow
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  • 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
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  • Improving timely access to rheumatology services by facilitation of pre-referral dialogue
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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  • Building cost-effective and sustainable practice through collaboration between patients and care providers: the Leeds Specialist Spondyloarthritis Service experience
    Leeds Specialist Spondyloarthritis Service
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  • Creation of a multidisciplinary early inflammatory arthritis service
    Hammersmith Hospital
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