Following a recent expansion, the rheumatology clinical staff now comprises of five Consultants and two Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Rheumatology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. This incorporates over 200 disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues. This includes inflammatory arthritis and other autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, soft tissue conditions, spinal pain and metabolic bone disease. A significant number of musculoskeletal conditions also affect other organ systems.
In addition to the general Rheumatology Clinics we provide the following services.
Flare Clinics – For people with deteriorating inflammatory arthritis, we can offer appointments with a shorter waiting time to see a specialist.
Dedicated Helpline – The Nurse helpline is an answerphone service whereby we will try to respond to your enquiry within 24 hours. Please have your six-digit hospital number (MRN) available when you call.
The helpline gives you the opportunity to:
Biologics Clinic – To improve care for people with unremitting diesease, a dedicated clinic to plan and monitor treatment with this highly effective group of drugs.
Early Artritis Service – Providing early aggressive therapy to prevent disability and improve outcomes.
Multidisciplinary Input – Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry.
Bone Health Service – A new clinic dedicated to osteoporosis and associated conditions, along with reporting of bone density scans, providing advice on management to GPs.
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