Clinicians and Commissioners across County Durham, Darlington and Tees are working together to help improve Rheumatology services for patients.
Rheumatology deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. This a range of disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues (this includes inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, soft tissue conditions and metabolic bone diseases).
The aim of the improvement project is to offer a more consistent service to patients no matter where they live across the County Durham, Darlington and Tees area, and ensure patients are seen in the right place, by the right clinician, first time.
Patients have until Friday September 7 to fill in the survey.