Why Lucy wants to be a NASS champion:
I qualified in 1999 and worked for some years in Wales, where I got involved in the local NASS group. This was an active group with a strong identity and excellent links with the physiotherapy department. In recent years, my focus has been on my family and they ‘day job,’ but when I saw this post publicised on Twitter it seemed the right time to get involved in something that could make a change, particularly as part of my role within primary care.
What Lucy hopes to achieve from the programme:
“I would describe myself as a ‘generalist’ within MSK, but I am looking forward to strengthening the pathway to Rheumatology and working with clinicians and IT systems in primary care to do this. I would also hope to improve local support for patients with Axial SpA, as well as sharing knowledge and ideas with the other champions from different parts of the country.”