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SP0031 How could gps enhance the early diagnosis of rheumatic diseases
  1. CD Mallen
  1. Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care and Health Science, Keele, United Kingdom


Primary care and general practice has a key role to play in the early and accurate detection of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

This talk will explore some of the current barriers to best practice, highlighting the workload associated with musculoskeletal problems in primary care and the challenges in making a prompt diagnosis. Possible solutions will be explored, highlighting the importance of strong patient and professional partnerships

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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