Work stream leader: Dr Joanna Robson
To create care pathways in both trusts, which are evidence-based and extend from diagnosis, through establishing treatment and disease control, to self-management and patient initiated review (Stepped Care).
We have established evidence-based pathways in both trusts for people newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The pathway at University Hospitals Bristol won a national Best Practice Award from the British Society for Rheumatology.
University Hospitals Bristol has a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis, which won a Guardian Public Service Award.
We have standardised our drug monitoring information guidance (which is also provided to GPs) so that the same practice is followed across both secondary and primary care
Dr Jo Robson, Jo.Robson@uwe.ac.uk