Tom Brake Welcomes Award for Supporting Local People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 11, 2008 12:46 PM
Jo Walmsley (centre) with Philippa Jones and Tom Brake MP

Jo Walmsley (centre) with Philippa Jones and Tom Brake MP

Last Wednesday Jo Walmsley from the Rheumatology Department at St Helier Hospital was presented with a Healthcare Champions Award by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) in recognition of the excellent support and care she provides to people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Carshalton and Wallington.

Jo Walmsley was congratulated by local resident Philippa Jones who nominated her and Tom Brake MP at the special awards ceremony hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Inflammatory Arthritis at the Houses of Parliament.

Mr. Brake commented: "The Rheumatology team work hard in Carshalton and Wallington to support people living with this painful and disabling condition. I am delighted that Jo has been recognised for the excellent contribution she has made to the care of people with rheumatoid arthritis."

Commenting on the award Mrs Jones said: "This Award is in recognition of the excellent care and support Jo has given me over the years. Whatever I have encountered living with rheumatoid arthritis, Jo and her team go above and beyond the call of duty to help me live with this difficult disease."

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