Versus Arthritis team visit the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was pleased to welcome Chief Executive Deborah Alsina MBE and members of the Versus Arthritis team for a visit focussed on partnership and collaboration.
Versus Arthritis is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is one of Europe's biggest orthopaedic units. Both organisations share the common goal of supporting people and communities to be healthier, and achieve this through investing in world-class research and delivering high-quality services.
The Versus Arthritis team visited Birmingham to discuss opportunities for collaboration and met members of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Team to learn more about the Trust. It was an opportunity to discuss the latest in research, and how initiatives like Art For Health can benefit patients with chronic pain. Versus Arthritis shared more about their excellent resources, their research and their campaigning to help build a future free from Arthritis.
Jo Williams, CEO of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was appointed to the Versus Arthritis Board of Trustees in January 2023.
Pictured from left to right: Nikki Brockie, ROH Chief Nurse, Zoe Chivers, Director of Services & Influencing, Lucy Donalson, Director of Research & Health Intelligence, Joanne Dolan, Head of UK Delivery, Deborah Alsina MBE, CEO and Jo Williams, ROH CEO
Over 10 million people in the UK live with arthritis. Every day, around one thousand people are diagnosed with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, and every month over 2,000 people are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Many more live with arthritis but remain undiagnosed, untreated and unsupported. Find out more.
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