Good prac­tice and in­no­va­tion for Lorn Healthy Op­tions

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN team have been praised for their work to help peo­ple suf­fer­ing from Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis.

Derek Lai­dler, team leader phys­io­ther­a­pist at NHS High­land, and An­drea James, lead ex­er­cise in­struc­tor from Lorn and Oban Healthy Op­tions, were an­nounced win­ners of the In­no­va­tion in Prac­tice award for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion path­way they de­vel­oped to­gether for peo­ple with MS.

The award was pre­sented by QuDoS (Recog­nis­ing Qual­ity in the De­liv­ery of Ser­vices) at an event at the Beau­mont Es­tate in Wind­sor, prior to the MS Trust an­nual con­fer­ence.

Derek and An­drea de­vel­oped a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion path­way for peo­ple with MS which al­lows for a com­pre­hen­sive as­sess­ment and treat­ment plan, par­tic­u­larly if some­one has had a re­lapse, de­vel­oped new symp­toms or is newly di­ag­nosed, in­clud­ing clear joint goal set­ting.

The path­way means that peo­ple with MS now have a real say on where and how they have their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion de­liv­ered.

Derek said: ‘ Our vi­sion was al­ways to pro­vide a pa­tient - cen- tred ser­vice built around the needs of our com­mu­nity, and to have such a high-pro­file en­dorse­ment of that vi­sion is just in­cred­i­ble.’

The team were awarded for out­stand­ing use of in­for­ma­tion and shared de­ci­sion making in MS care. The award recog­nised the im­por­tance of high- qual­ity in­for­ma­tion to sup­port peo­ple af­fected by MS and to help them make the choices that are right for them.

Derek Lai­dler, team leader phys­io­ther­a­pist at NHS High­land, and An­drea James, lead ex­er­cise in­struc

tor from Lorn and Oban Healthy Op­tions were pre­sented with their award at the MS Con­fer­ence.

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