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‘Giving GPs the Tools’ campaign – Need for Local Knowledge

Posted By Donna Wicks, December 4, 2017

Whilst we would like to see more specialist centres and more recognised ‘experts’ in all areas affected by a hypermobility syndrome, we acknowledge that in practical terms this would be difficult to achieve in the short term. What is not so difficult; is to ensure that all GP practices (and as many ‘other’ professionals too) are aware of hypermobility related disorders and HDCTs.

The HMSA hopes that with better training opportunities and by raising awareness of the hypermobility related disorders that rapid diagnoses can be made, which will reduce a lifetime of negative experiences of the patient in their health, medical and social care professionals.

Some people undoubtedly will need to be seen by specialists, who may or may not be experienced or believe in hypermobility related disorders. These people will always benefit by being confident that their GP can successfully navigate alongside them, ensuring that they see the right people, at the right time. The GP with knowledge of the hypermobility spectrum disorders will be able participate in the management discussions that will need to be had.

Help us to help GPs give you a better experience. Let’s work together to ensure that GPs understand the issues we face. This campaign will help people that are already diagnosed and those that are still waiting.

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