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Rheumatology Team shortlisted for Community Award

The Rheumatology Team have been shortlisted for a Luton and Bedfordshire Community Award for their commitment to patients.

The Rheumatology team works hard to improve education to the local community about arthritis, and in particular inflammatory arthritis. It is important that people are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of these conditions early and seek help from their GP.

The team regularly hold information evenings which are very popular and they are already planning the next event in March which will focus on osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

All sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend. Joint pain and swelling is not normal and people should seek help and advice. If it is the beginnings of early inflammatory arthritis there are many different treatments on offer and early treatment can prevent further damage to the joints and relieve symptoms.

The Rheumatology department aims to raise the profile of arthritis and staff work closely with local GPs by providing them with extra education sessions and making it easier for them to refer people with suspected inflammatory arthritis to the hospital for specialist treatment.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
Sarah.Newby@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 458
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Wed only

Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri

Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri