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Services offered

All consultants offer general rheumatology clinics and see the full spectrum of rheumatic conditions.

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In addition we provide the following specialist clinics/services:

  • Dedicated rapid access Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinics (waiting time <3 weeks) for patients suspected of developing inflammatory arthritis
  • Access to musculoskeletal ultrasound within the department
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and other connective tissue diseases
  • Behcet's disease
  • Psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome

Dedicated multi-disciplinary team meetings run within the department with a variety of colleagues from other specialties:

  • Radiology, with musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Renal medicine, for patients with SLE or vasculitis
  • Respiratory medicine, for patients with lung problems and rheumatic disease
  • Ophthalmology, oral surgeons and immunologists for patients with Behcet's disease
  • Joint obstetric clinics with colleagues from St Mary's Hospital, for patients with rheumatic conditions (Lupus in Pregnancy Service) who are planning a pregnancy or who are currently pregnant
  • A transition clinic for young adults transferring from Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

We are currently working with Pfizer to review rheumatology transitional care and the patient pathway within the Trust, with a view to implementing service improvements and developing best practice in transitional care.

To read more about the project, please click here.

Advanced Therapies in SLE clinic for our regional and local patients who may require access to biological therapies.

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