Partnership launched to improve musculoskeletal services in North Wales

Reporter:

Dean Jones

A PARTNERSHIP has been launched to improve services for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has teamed up with the North Wales Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance to improve the planning and commissioning of services in North Wales at an event held at Llandudno Hospital on Thursday, July 31.

Dr Peter Higson, chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, said: “We are delighted to be working with the North Wales Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance to ensure that patients can contribute to the way we design and deliver our arthritis and musculoskeletal services.

“The involvement of key stakeholders and service users provides valuable support in shaping services so that they meet our patients’ needs. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with North Wales ARMA.”

Christopher Sweetnam, chairperson of North Wales ARMA, said: “This is the formalisation of the start of an important journey ensuring representation of service users and their support organisations in the development, planning, monitoring and evaluation of musculoskeletal services in North Wales.”

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