19 December 2018
Dr Arumugam Moorthy, Consultant Rheumatologist at Spire Nottingham Hospital has received the award for ‘Best Care by a Rheumatologist’ from the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, the only registered charity dedicated to supporting people affected by AS.
The award was presented at the Houses of Parliament on 3 December. Voted for by patients, the Patients’ Choice Awards recognise those health professionals who have gone above and beyond to help people with axial spondyloarthritis including ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
AS is a painful, progressive form of inflammatory arthritis affecting 1 in 200 adults, with symptoms usually starting by the age of 24. The current average delay to diagnosis for AS in the UK is eight and a half years.
Some of the feedback from Dr Moorthy’s patients include:
“I was referred to Mr Moorthy’s clinic, he took time to listen and investigate which gave me the sense I was being cared for rather than being hurried through…my life has now changed for the better.”
“I had been off work numerous times, I didn’t know what was wrong or if anything could be done to help me, I was at an all-time low. A diagnosis was made, and treatment commenced. It changed the quality of my life and my family’s life.”
Dr Dale Webb, National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) Chief Executive said:
“NASS is proud to celebrate those clinicians who go that extra mile and make a big impact on people’s health and well-being. Dr Moorthy’s award is a great example of this.”
Dr Arumugam Moorthy sees private patients at Spire Nottingham Hospital. A private consultation with him costs £220 if you don't have private health insurance. To book an appointment, call our Private Patient Team on 0115 937 7735.