Posts Tagged ‘March 2018’

Trust invites local charities to help support Autism Awareness Week

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The Trust’s paediatric team has invited other local organisations to join them and help support Autism Awareness Week this week. The team will have stands in the Lister’s main entrance corridor and at the New QEII hospital to raise awareness of the disability that affects over 70,000 people in the UK. They will be supported […]

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Trust awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The Trust has been awarded a ‘Quality Data Provider’ certificate by the National Joint Registry (NJR), after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits. The award scheme aims to recognise and reward best practice, highlight the importance of quality data collection, and help show that better data collection leads to better patient care. […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis – Carol Masters’ story

Monday, March 26th, 2018

It’s just a short few years ago that 67-year-old Welwyn resident, Carol Masters, experienced some of the most difficult times of her life. She was experiencing pain in various parts of her body, especially her joints, which more or less kept her trapped in her own home for three months. Then in 2013 she was […]

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Award-winning service helps keep rheumatoid arthritis patients well

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Responding to rising demand on the Trust’s rheumatology outpatient services, an award-winning annual review service supports patients with stable inflammatory arthritis. The aim of this nurse-led service has been to ensure that patients are reviewed regularly, with risk assessments for cardiovascular disease and bone health (which can be compromised by rheumatoid arthritis) also undertaken. The […]

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Award-winning service helps keep rheumatoid arthritis patients well

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Responding to rising demand on the Trust’s rheumatology outpatient services, an award-winning annual review service supports patients with stable inflammatory arthritis. The aim of this nurse-led service has been to ensure that patients are reviewed regularly, with risk assessments for cardiovascular disease and bone health (which can be compromised by rheumatoid arthritis) also undertaken.  

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More Trust renal patients receiving transplants than ever before – Scott and Vicki’s story

Monday, March 26th, 2018

In May 2014, Barton-le-Clay resident Scott Morgan began to experience painful cramps all over his body after playing football one afternoon. He knew something wasn’t right and booked an appointment to see his GP. A day later, he was brought into hospital after blood tests revealed that he was in the early stages of kidney […]

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More Trust renal patients receiving transplants than ever before

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Nearly 80 renal patients were put forward for a transplant last year and received new kidneys at one of the Trusts three transplant providers, an 18% increase on the previous year.  

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More Trust renal patients receiving transplants than ever before

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Nearly 80 renal patients were put forward for a transplant last year and received new kidneys at one of the Trusts three transplant providers, an 18% increase on the previous year.   Above: The Trust’s transplant team with Dr Sarah Fluck (second left) Speaking about the team’s performance, the Trust’s clinical lead for renal transplantation, […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients accessing earlier care

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Patients who have their rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed early and the condition managed actively tend to have better clinical outcomes, improved quality of life and less likelihood of requiring orthopaedic surgery. This is the service that is on offer through the Trust’s rheumatology team, which is in line with best practice nationally. Over recent years, the […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients accessing earlier care

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Patients who have their rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed early and the condition managed actively tend to have better clinical outcomes, improved quality of life and less likelihood of requiring orthopaedic surgery.   This is the service that is on offer through the Trust’s rheumatology team, which is in line with best practice nationally.  

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