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Rheumatology

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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.

 

 

Useful Links
  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
  Joint Zone
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
This website is for anyone who wishes to know more about arthritis, the charity and how to help find the cure

  PAPAA
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
UK charity dedicated to supporting patients in managing their Osteoporosis

Contact Details

Consultant Rheumatologists

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).  

Email rheumatology.patient@nhs.net  

 

Biologics coordinators

01432 355444 ext 5794

Biologics pharmacist
01432 355444 ext 5794

Rheumatology specialist physiotherapists
01432 364026

Rheumatology and hand occupational therapists
01432 364026

 

 

 

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