Changes to visiting arrangements and a number of services are in place. For more details visit our Coronavirus page
Coronavirus self-assessment for Rheumatology patients
If you have a rheumatological condition and need further advice on coronavirus and to determine your level of risk from coronavirus see the regularly updated information on the Versus Arthritis website.
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 team
- Special interest in early RA and vasculitis
- Intra-articular and soft tissue and caudal epidural injections
- Osteoporosis service and advice
- Specialist biologic nurse service for patients on biological therapies and helpline
- Ultrasound service
- Peripheral clinic in Llandrindod Wells, Ross-On-Wye and Ledbury
The service has close links with other specialties. They also provide:
- Paediatric rheumatology in conjunction with Birmingham Children’s Hospital rheumatologists and nurse specialist
- Immunopathology services
- Physiotherapy run Ankylosing Spondylitis and fibromyalgia clinics
- Intravenous therapies on daycase unit or Macmillan Renton Unit
The rheumatology team consists of medical staff: four rheumatologists, one specialty doctor, two specialist registrars, nurses: one clinical nurse specialist, one biologics specialist nurse, two rheumatology and biologics nurse specialists, allied health professionals: physiotherapists, hand occupational therapists, one rheumatology pharmacist, two secretaries, three assistant secretaries, two biologics coordinators and two clerks and one clinical nurse specialist clerk.
There is a helpline for current rheumatology patients between 11am and 12pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays, please call 01432 364020.
For healthcare professionals - click here to download the DMARD guidelines.
|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
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
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.
National Osteoporosis Society
Dr A Peall
Dr D Rees
Dr B Boyce
Dr S Green
Dr V Jolliffe (Associate Specialist in Rheumatology)
Dr S Plumb (Speciality Doctor in Rheumatology)
Contact via secretaries
01432 355444 ext 5400, 5406, 4019 and 5787
Rheumatology Patient Advice Line
01432 364020 (open between 11am and 12pm Monday-Friday).
01432 355444 ext 5794
01432 355444 ext 5794
Rheumatology specialist physiotherapists
Rheumatology and hand occupational therapists