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

Rheumatology specialist nurse, Sharon Pearson in the Lister's new flare clinic

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 can help to prevent.

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

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust's Butterfly volunteers team

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.

Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards - Renal telemedicine team

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust's renal telemedicine team

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. 

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