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Found 12 results
  1. Content Article
    Current modules available: Foundation Newly diagnosed Meet the team Managing pain and flares A module on Medicines and Treatment (to be launched)
  2. Content Article
    A few weeks ago, a painful and rapidly-swelling elbow forced me to pick up the phone and ask for help. I have rheumatoid arthritis, treated by immunosuppressive biologic drugs and complicated by other health issues. In ‘normal times' I am supposed to see my consultant every six months. But due to Covid-19, I had not seen her in two years and was muddling along by myself. So I wrote myself a script, made sure I had all the information I needed and psyched myself up to fight for an appointment with whoever I reached after navigating the hospital switchboard. Amazingly, I got through to my r
  3. Content Article
    Key findings of the report include: 47% of Black, Asian and ethnic minority patients and 43% of white patients were referred to rheumatology services within three working days of presenting (Quality statement 1) 43% of Black, Asian and ethnic minority patients and 42% of white patients were assessed within three weeks of referral 2013 version of QS33 (Quality statement 2) A higher proportion of Black, Asian and ethnic minority patients (60%) received timely treatment compared to white patients (57%) (Quality statement 2) A high proportion of both groups of patients we
  4. Content Article
    The report addresses MSK inequalities in the following categories: Digital access and health literacy Communities Prevention Children and young people Data Waiting lists Care gap Status of MSK
  5. Content Article
    The authors of the study conducted surveys and interviews with patients and clinicians between April and July 2021. The majority of patients were from the UK and had inflammatory arthritis or lupus. The study found the following: Patients and clinicians rated telemedicine as worse than face-to-face consultations in almost all categories, although >60% found it more convenient. 93% of clinicians and 86% of patients rated telemedicine as worse than face-to-face for assessment accuracy. Building trusting medical relationships was a great concern. Telemedicine was perc
  6. Content Article
    This GIRFT report for rheumatology makes 23 recommendations to improve care for patients including: redesigning services for patients with non-inflammatory painful musculoskeletal conditions. reducing hospital visits. improving access to care for rare conditions. You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can watch: a short video summary of the report which includes key recommendations. the recording of a webinar about the report held on 1 October 2021.
  7. News Article
    A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis appears to help patients who are admitted to intensive care with the most severe coronavirus infections, researchers say. Tocilizumab, a medicine that dampens down inflammation, improved outcomes for critically ill patients, according to early results from an international trial investigating whether the drug and others like it boost survival rates and reduce the amount of time patients spend in intensive care. The findings have not been peer-reviewed or published in a journal, but if confirmed by more trial data, the drug will be on track to
  8. Content Article
    The rheumatology community has created a global, coordinated and timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The alliance aims to harness the breadth of expertise and knowledge in the rheumatology physician and patient communities to advance knowledge about COVID-19 for the benefit of all patients with rheumatic diseases.
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