The recently published Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) report on rheumatology found wide variations in rheumatology services and highlights the challenges faced by many units, including rising demand for services, limited resources and an overstretched workforce. The report makes a series of recommendations for changes which would improve patient experience and patient outcomes.
However, the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), a membership organisation for musculoskeletal charities, believes that patient organisations could play a much greater role in supporting these changes than the report indicates
In this webinar, Clare Jacklin, CEO of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and Dale Webb, CEO of the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society outline their vision of the place of patient organisations, and describe how putting patient organisations at the heart of the system can help deliver improved services and relieve the pressure on staff.
Setting and Context
Rheumatology: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report (September 2021)
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