"More available information"

About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS)

(as the patient),

I had Rheumatoid Arthritis some years ago, but then it went. This year I had symptoms again. I met a lady out shopping who had suffered the same symptoms as me, and she told me about the Rheumatology clinic- which her doctor had referred her to.

I asked for a referral to the clinic and TRAQS gave me an appointment for August, and then brought it forward to July- which I was most grateful for- as at that appointment I was checked thoroughly and given medication which has relieved a lot of pain and stiffness and hopefully protected my joints etc. Perhaps information about the Community Rheumatology Service could be made more available so that other patients in need could access it.

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Response from Helen Handy, TRAQS & CAB Co-Ordinator, Telford and Wrekin CCG

Dear Stone755

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with the TRAQS team.

I am pleased that the treatment you received at the Community Rheumatology clinic has helped you and relieved the pain you were suffering from.

All GPs are aware of the Community Rheumatology Clinic and TRAQS will always offer any patients whose referral is appropriate the option of attending this clinic.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we wish you all the best with your treatment.

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