Patients in focus awards

Patients in focus awards 2014

Gold Winner
Arthur's Place - How to do life with arthritis

Silver Award
Art therapy helps children to release their inner monster

Bronze Award
Empowering young people - shared decision making with the paediatric clinical nurse specialist

Past winners/runners up

Patients in focus awards 2013

Gold Winner
The development of a progressive, resistance training programme (PRTP) and hospital gym membership scheme for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in an NHS setting.

Silver Award
A nurse led treatment escalation clinic for newly diagnosed adult patients.

Bronze Award
Implementing commissioning for quality in rheumatoid arthritis metrics in a community rheumatology service.

Patients in focus awards 2011

Development of an Asian language helpline for South Asian patients with rheumatological conditions in Birmingham

Runner up
‘Wii-hab’ for RA patients with moderate to severe foot deformity

Patients in focus awards 2010

Developing a clinical network to address the inequity of provision of paediatric and adolescent rheumatology services.

Patients in focus awards 2009

Mums with RA - Patient support and participation, a two way partnership

Patients in focus awards 2008

Small unit winner
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A psycho-social treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Large unit winner
A Smoking Cessation Project for People with RA

Innovation category winner
A Nurse Led Clinic in Primary Care for Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis

Patients in focus awards 2007

Small unit winner
Developing targeted interventions to improve communication between the rheumatology team, their patients and the health professionals within community and secondary care.

Large unit winner
Improving access to good foot care for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Innovation winner
The Development of a Rheumatology Foot Clinic

Patients in focus awards 2006

Screening for cardiovascular disease in a rheumatology outpatient clinic.

Patients in focus awards 2005

The Innovative collaboration between rheumatology, occupational therapy services and a high street jeweller to produce finger orthotics as silver jewellery

Patients in focus awards 2004

Winning entry
Setting up a home based patient self-administration subcutaneous methotrexate service for adults and children.

Runner up
Developing a service for anti-TNF treatment