A local Rheumatology team based at Stobhill Hospital have collected a national award on behalf of all their colleagues.
Rheumatology teams across Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) have been awarded Best Practice Award at the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) conference.
The award was presented for the development of a Rheumatology Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist training post.
The BSR recognised the significant benefits this initiative has made to rheumatologists in GGC since its introduction four years ago.
The award was presented to Dr Anne McEntegart, consultant rheumatologist and Liz McIvor, clinical nurse specialist, who are both based in Stobhill.
Anne explained: “Liz and I set up a training programme to train rheumatology clinical nurse specialists which is now in its fourth year in NHSGGC.
“The Rheumatology Clinical nurse specialist programme is a 12 month training post rotation through North Glasgow, South Glasgow and Clyde rheumatology departments and is an apprenticeship which aims to prepare the trainee to take on a substantive clinical nurse specialist post in rheumatology.
“It’s fantastic to have the programme recognised by a national body.”
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