Meet the NASS Champions in Primary Care

Meet the NASS Champions in Primary Care

Introducing the first twelve participants that will be part of the programme for the first two years between now and 2024. 

Each of the NASS Champions in Primary Care set out who they are, what they do for a living, why they want to be a NASS champion and what they hope to achieve from the programme.

ACT ON AXIAL SpA:

A Gold Standard time to diagnosis

The current time to diagnosis of axial SpA in the UK averages approximately 8.5 years from symptom onset. This delay is unacceptable and has serious consequences for the patient. Our act on axial SpA campaign sets out a roadmap for reducing the time from symptom onset to diagnosis to just one year. 

Sam Bhide

Sam Bhide

Sam Bhide

Sam Bhide, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and AP-FCP, Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, London

Kirsty Anderson

Kirsty Anderson

MSK Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Primary Care (FCP), Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Paul Wheelan

Paul Wheelan

First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner (OPP), The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy McCann

Lucy McCann

Lucy McCann

First Contact Practitioner (FCP), South Warwickshire Integrated MSK Service (SWIMS), South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust

Steph Cliffe

Steph Cliffe

Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, North Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (NIMS), Haywood Hospital; Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Martin Howorth

Martin Howorth

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapist, Defence (MOD) Primary Health Care

Toby Wallace

Dr Toby Wallace

Dr Toby Wallace

General Practitioner (GP), GP Partner Derwent Practice, Malton, North Yorkshire

James Holland

James Holland

First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP), Viaduct Care, Stockport

Jenny Elkins

Jenny Elkins

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist / First Contact Practitioner; Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Karen Morley-Williams (002)

Karen Morley-Williams

Karen Morley-Williams

Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, North Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (NIMS), Haywood Hospital; Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Symptoms starting slowly

Pain in the lower back

Improves with movement

Night time waking

Early onset (under 40)