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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors and nurses. This successful initiative, which has received national attention and is being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, seeks to ensure that these young […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team, which is funded by the Hospital Charity, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented […]

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Teaching skills recognised by UCL Medical School

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Having been awarded an Excellence in Medical Education Award for 2017/18 from University College London, Trust consultant vascular surgeon, Matt Metcalfe’s contribution to teaching new doctors has received well-deserved recognition from one of the country’s top medical schools. With only a few of these awards given every year by UCL, it shows how highly Matt’s […]

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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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