Community Rheumatology Services
Information about the Service
Our Rheumatology service is led by a GP with Extended Role in Rheumatology, supported by a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, GPs with extended roles, rheumatology nurse specialists and academic rheumatology consultants. We have X-ray and community ultrasound facilities and support research nurses.
What happens at the appointment?
Our clinicians are highly specialised in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Your first appointment will take approximately 20-30 minutes where you can discuss your problems and general health. This will be followed by a physical examination, during which you might be required to remove some items of clothing. It is therefore advisable to wear sensible undergarments so that the clinician can carry out an effective assessment.
What happens next?
After this initial appointment, we will discuss with you the most appropriate course of management for your condition. This may involve treatment, further assessment or referral to another health professional. You will receive written information about your condition. At the end of the appointment, a letter will be sent to your GP and you will receive a copy.
This service is available on the NHS E-referrals Service, please speak to your GP for more information.