Lead Research Nurse
Rachel has led the Rheumatology clinical trials unit at the Royal Free Hospital since 2006 where she has overall responsibility for all research work conducted in the department. Her role allows her to ensure that patients continue to receive high quality care while they participate in trials.
Lead Rheumatology Nurse
Lynda leads a team of Rheumatology nurses including Clinical Nurse Specialists and the nursing workforce within the Rheumatology day case unit and outpatient setting. Her interests lie in RA Targeted Therapies with a passion for patient experience, a core component of the Assist RA programme.
Katy is a 37 year old RA patient and affiliate member of our ASSIST RA steering committee. She volunteers for NRAS and has had an active role in supporting fellow patients during the pandemic this year. Listen to her story in our first ‘Joint discussions in RA’ podcast: Discussions with a patient
Clinical Nurse Manager
With 27 years rheumatology experience, Barbara's role as a Clinical Nurse Manager and Advanced Nurse Practitioner allows her to support strategic planning of rheumatology from a nursingm perspective to equip nurses with the necessary skills and confidence to work with the MDT to ensure that patients are always at the heart of the decision-making process.
Senior Rheumatology nurse
Ruth leads the rheumatology nursing team at West Suffolk Hospital. During her 25 years of Rheumatology nursing, Ruth has chaired nurse educational meetings, spoken at national and international rheumatology events and chaired the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Rheumatology Forum from 2013-2015
Senior Nurse Researcher
Assist RA chair, Sandra, is passionate about the programme because it provides nurses with the opportunity to come together, share learnings and best practice and acquire the necessary skills and confidence to support gold-standard management of rheumatology patients