Dr Mike Stone and his team from the Bone Clinic of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board were presented with a Paget's Association Centre of Excellence Award, in a ceremony at the University Hospital Llandough.
Established in 1992, the Bone Clinic has a long and proud tradition of assessing and treating patients with Paget's Disease. Dr Mike Stone and his team participated in the original oral risedronate and intravenous zoledronic acid studies and were quick to adopt better treatments for patients as soon as they became available. A dedicated nurse led infusion service followed, and close ties with other research and clinical departments enabled the service to flourish.
Alongside the award ceremony, an information event was held for patients, carers and staff. Dr Mike Stone, Consultant Physician, discussed treatment of Paget's Disease and also the history of the Bone Clinic. Dr Jane Turton, an Associate Specialist, gave a very useful presentation on the management of pain. Specialist Paget's Nurse, Diana Wilkinson, from the Paget's Association discussed the effect of Paget's disease on the individual and how the charity can help those affected by it. The Paget's Association Centre of Excellence Award was presented to Dr Stone and his team by Professor Roger Francis, Chairman of the Paget's Association.