Rheumatoid arthritis clinic referrals

Treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis 

Referral contact

Email: gst-tr.rheumandlupus@nhs.net.

How to refer

Patients can be referred by both GPs and other consultants but will be triaged in the general rheumatology clinics.

  • NHS GP referrals

    All NHS GP referrals must be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.

    Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility through e-RS.

  • Non GP and tertiary referrals

    Please email your referral to gst-tr.rheumandlupus@nhs.net.

    To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.

Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.