Rheumatology services

Diagnosing and treating joint, bone and connective tissue diseases 

Our rheumatology department offers a wide range of services to diagnose and treat joint, bone and connective tissue diseases. We also diagnose and treat patients with back pain. We work closely with the hospital's pain clinics to help patients develop long-term pain management programmes.

There are over 200 types of rheumatic and arthritis disease, with arthritis being the second most common cause for time off work. Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore essential in ensuring that patients can control their disease.

Our rheumatology department is one of the largest departments of its kind in the UK. We offer a range of specialist clinics, with close links with several other departments. We also have one of the most active rheumatology research programmes in the UK, which means that we are at the forefront of care and treatment.

Nurse telephone helpline

Our rheumatology department offers an online booking service for existing patients.

You can book an appointment online for a nurse to call you if you need advice or help with:

  • your diagnosis
  • medicines, including any side effects 
  • concerns about your symptoms that need to be addressed before your next appointment.
 

Contact us

To contact the rheumatology department, please call 020 7188 5900.

Email: gst-tr.rheumand
lupus@nhs.net

Nurse telephone helpline

If you're an existing patient, you can book a telephone appointment with a clinical nurse to receive advice or help with:

  • your diagnosis
  • medicines, including any side effects
  • concerns about your symptoms or management that need to be addressed before your next appointment.

Email: gst-tr.rheumatologynurse
@nhs.net

(Please note that this service is only available for patients who have already attended clinic. It is not suitable for new patients.)

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