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Arthritis

Arthritis

Clinical nurse specialist Pennie White answers your questions on joint conditions.

Our expert - Nurse Pennie White

Pennie White has been a rheumatology nurse specialist at Chase Farm Hospital for 10 years.

After completing her nursing degree, she attained a post with Healthcare at Home, where she underwent training in rheumatology care.

She has continued her professional development through further specialist training with Chase Farm Hospital during her post.

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