PCRMM Webinar: Self examination of swollen joints in rheumatoid arthritis

Tuesday 28th September, 7 – 8.30pm


We are delighted to have Charlotte Sharp, an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology delivering this interesting and relevant webinar for us.

This webinar will cover the essentials around examination of tender and swollen joints in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including the differences between clinical findings in inflammatory versus non-inflammatory arthritis, and explore the pros and cons of patient self-examination.

The co-design of a video which aimed to train patients to self-examine for tender and swollen joints in RA will be outlined, including the principles and practice of co-design with patients. Early results from survey feedback of the video will be outlined, along with resources available to support patients with self-management, and to support clinicians in making patients aware of these resources.

Charlotte will also be talking about:

  • A window of opportunity for treatment in early inflammatory arthritis
  • The importance of NICE quality statement (QS) 1 (early referral to secondary care), QS2 (early review by secondary care on receipt of referral) and QS3 (prompt initiation of DMARD therapy)
  • Benefits of early inflammatory arthritis bespoke services
  • Detail about the REMORA study, which is where the video originated from

Charlotte is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology, during which she combines research with the final years of Rheumatology Speciality training. Her research uses qualitative methodology, and its focus is twofold. First, on keeping patients at the centre of care, with specific emphasis on patient education and shared decision-making. Second, on exploring how to implement and optimise the mobilisation of knowledge from healthcare research into practice. Charlotte sits on the British Society for Rheumatology National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Project Working Group.
Read more about Charlotte HERE

Please note that this webinar is FREE for members and £30 for non-members.