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Rheumatology

The rheumatology service at Hereford County Hospital focuses on inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disease. In addition the service provides:

  • Expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with complex systemic inflammatory disease
  • Clinical nurse specialist run clinics and telephone helpline
  • A dedicated physiotherapist and occupational therapist
  • Special interest in early RA and vasculitis
  • Intra-articular and soft tissue and caudal epidural injections
  • Limited osteoporosis service and advice
  • Specialist biologic nurse service for patients on biological therapies and helpline

The service has close links with other specialties including joint clinics with orthopaedics, respiratory and ophthalmology. They also provide:

  • Paediatric rheumatology in conjunction with Birmingham Children’s Hospital rheumatologists and nurse specialist
  • Immunopathology services
  • Physiotherapy run Ankylosing Spondylitis clinics
  • Intravenous therapies on daycase unit or Charles Renton Unit 

The rheumatology team consists of medical staff: three rheumatologists, two clinical assistants, one specialist registrar, nurses: two clinical nurse specialists, one biologics nurse, allied health professionals: physiotherapists, hand occupational therapist, two Secretaries, threepart time assistant secretaries, one part time biologics coordinator and one clerk

There is a helpline for current rheumatology patients between 11am and 12pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays tel 01432 364020. 

Useful Links
  NRAS - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
This website is for Health Professionals with an interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis and JIA Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Young people (under the age of 16) with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, families, friends & carers of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis & JIA wanting to find out more
  BSPAR - British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatologists
Creating better outcomes for children. The aim of BSPAR is to advance paediatric rheumatology care in the UK and Ireland, by raising the standards of clinical care, enhancing the quality of training and promoting research. Aiming to increase understanding, improve management and ultimately create better outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases in the UK and Ireland
  Joint Zone
An interactive teaching resource on rheumatology aimed primarily at undergraduate medical students
  ARMA - Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
ARMA is the umbrella organisation for the UK musculoskeletal community
 

Arthritis Research UK
This website is for anyone who wishes to know more about arthritis, the charity and how to help find the cure

  PAPAA
A principal source of information on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society 
NASS is the only UK charity dedicated to helping those affected by AS. By providing individual support and information NASS aim to educate those affected as well as their families about the best ways of managing their condition.
Contact Details

Dr A Peall, Dr A Joshi and Dr D Rees
Consultant Rheumatologists via secretaries
01432 355444 Ext 5400 and 5406

Assistant Secretaries office
01432 364019

Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialists and Biologic’s Nurse Specialist
01432 364020 between 11am-12pm

Biologics Coordinator
01432-355444 ext 5794

Rheumatology Specialist Physiotherapists
01432 364026

Rheumatology and Hand Occupational Therapist
01432 364026

 

 

 

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