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Examples of good practice for nurses and AHPs

The examples below are just a few of the innovations initiated by nurses and allied health professionals in the UK. If you would like to submit an example of good practice for inclusion in these pages, please download and complete our good practice application form (Word doc, 34 KB) and email it to Donna Andrew on 

Please note: Any contact details provided are for the purpose of sharing good practice with professional colleagues. The departments or contacts shown will not be able to respond to medical enquiries from patients or members of the public.

Outpatient Fibromyalgia Coping Skills Programme

The Bath Outpatient Fibromyalgia Coping Skills Programme (FCSP) is a multidisciplinary hospital-based interactive exercise and education group programme aimed at promoting self-management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

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Arthritis Research UK research career development internships for podiatry

University of Leeds, Academic section of Musculoskeletal Disease, Leeds Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of Southampton, School of Health Sciences

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Getting patients involved – rheumatology conferences for patients and the public

Department of Rheumatology – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Improving patient experience in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy service

University of Southampton & Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

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North West Clinical Effectiveness Group for the foot in rheumatic diseases

Directorate of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Podiatry University of Salford and North West Podiatry Services, Salford

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Podiatry services for people with inflammatory arthritis managed using biological therapies

Bournemouth & Poole Community Health Services – Podiatry Department

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Proximal interphalangeal joint silver ring splints

Occupational Therapy Department, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

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Three-dimensional functional motion analysis of the arthritic hand

School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton

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Student handbook

Download 'Clinical assessment of the musculoskeletal system: a guide for medical students and healthcare professionals'

The Professional Network

Doctors in a meeting

The professional network is an active community that brings together health care professionals to transform care for people with arthritis.

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