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Welcome to the DreamTeam website of the Adolescent Rheumatology Team at Birmingham
Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, England.
We went online on with version 1 of this web site on the 3/Dec/2005,
courtesy of the BUPA foundation 2005 Clinical Excellence award
The DREAMTeam concept was first "thought up" by Dr Roey Malleson and
the adolescent team in Vancouver who proposed that a DREAM team (Dedicated, Resourceful,
Expert, Adolescent Multidisciplinary Team) was integral to the provision of high quality
effective adolescent health.
We here in Birmingham, UK wholeheartedly agreed with the
Vancouver team and with their kind permission, we adapted the DREAMTeam concept to
adolescent rheumatology! Hopefully, the concept will be infectious so that one day
(soon), there will be a pandemic of DREAM teams across the globe!!
During the course
of our day-to-day work, we also realised that there was a need to provide a signposting
resource for appropriate information frequently requested and/or sought by young people
with chronic illnesses, their parents as well as health professionals. This website seeks
to be such a resource. We hope you will find it useful, contribute to it yourselves AND
give us feedback so we can continually improve and develop the site so it will remain
useful and informative for young people, parents and professionals alike.
The DreamTeam (Birmingham!)
This site is currently being rebuilt and content will be added shortly