A specialist medical centre has been recognised for its work treating people with arthritis.

The centre at Northwick Park Hospital has been awarded for ‘specialised adult rheumatology services’ by NHS England.

Staff at the unit was able to demonstrate accurate and timely diagnoses and utilise quality treatment, especially for particularly complex conditions.

Dr Henry Penn from the arthritis centre said: "I am very proud of our department, and I am delighted that the high-quality service we deliver to patients has been recognised as such by NHS England.

“I hope this change will enable us to grow and develop our service, and offer an even better quality of care to our patients.”