Bee Positive With ASNet!
The Arthritis Self-help Network is a charity based in London supporting people suffering with arthritis.
The ASNet support system is a service for anyone diagnosed with one or more of the 200 types of arthritis.
The ASNet model is designed to help a patient at the point of need, empowering them through education and a variety of therapeutic methods to help them cope with the disease on a daily basis.
An edcuated patient is easier to treat, reduces clinical time and is also a cost saving to the NHS.
Dr Guy Dabrera and I attended the garden party at Buckingham Palace today which gave us the opportunity to discuss the next Patient Education Forum.
Arthritis means literally "Inflammation of the joints". In 2012 there were some 10 million people in UK with arthritis. It is one of the leading causes of disability in the UK today and can cause stiffness and painful swelling in joints. Arthritis can affect people of all ages - indeed, there are over 12,000 children under the age of 16 in the UK who have arthritis (NHS Choices 2012).
The Cranbrook Centre,
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