The MS QuDos awards are a joint venture by the MS Trust and the pharmaceutical industry to recognise excellence in various categories of MS treatment. The award for outstanding Allied Health Professional (AHP) is open to any UK professional treating MS who is not an MS nurse or doctor. This year it was won by Tania Burge. Tania is the physiotherapist who has been running the MS rehabilitation services at the Bristol and Avon MS Clinical Unit (BrAMS) in Bristol for over 8 years. Tania’s award was in recognition of her outstanding efforts to provide high quality, innovative services for people who have MS in the Bristol area.
The award recognises clinically excellent, patient centered practice, leadership in the field and commitment to multidisciplinary working. Tania has successfully developed a business case to bring on board an MS Assistant Practitioner with a degree in sports science to work alongside the MS team to deliver expanded, innovative services for people with MS. MS Research provides some of the funding support for this post. Tania’s leadership in developing an impressive range of new services, especially during the current NHS austerity drive is inspirational. Moreover, she brings an important element of knowledge and inspiration to many of the research projects funded by MS Research in Bristol, participating in patient and researcher group discussions to help guide non-clinical researchers. We are delighted to have such an innovative and caring colleague in Bristol and offer her well-deserved congratulations for the recognition of all her hard work.
(Pictured above left to right Tania Burge with Christine Singleton, lead clinical physiotherapist at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre. Photo courtesy of QuDoS in MS)