How to get an appointment
Your GP or hospital doctor can refer you.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
To book, change or cancel your appointment, including blood tests.
Phone: 020 7188 5900
Please call us if you're running late for your appointment as it may not be possible for us to see you.
Before your appointment
Please bring a list of any medicines you are taking to your appointment.
During your appointment
Your appointment may be:
You'll be told when your appointment is booked.
If your appointment is face-to-face, please arrive no more than 20 minutes early. Please do not bring anyone with you, unless you are coming with a carer.
We may discharge you back to the person who referred you if you:
- do not come to your appointment
- tell us you cannot make your appointment
Your appointment may take up to 3 hours.
When you arrive our receptionist will check you in. You may see a nurse and have a blood test. The nurse may also:
- take your blood pressure
- take your pulse
- weigh you
- ask you for a urine sample
This can happen before or after you see the doctor.
We allow 30 minutes for a new appointment and 20 minutes for a follow-up appointment. We may decide you need more or less time.
Your appointment may not always start on time because of this. We aim to see you within 1 hour of your given appointment time.
After your appointment
If you need a follow-up appointment we'll discuss this with you at your appointment. A letter will be sent to you and your GP.
If you're experiencing a flare of your condition or need some urgent rheumatology clinical advice, please contact us. This is for existing patients only.
Last updated: October 2023