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Rheumatology

Welcome to the website for the Rheumatology Department

On these pages we will introduce you to what we do and who we are, giving you an idea of the conditions we treat, where you can find us and how you can contact us. We will also provide some links to other organisations so that if you wish to explore the world of rheumatology a little further we are able to point you to some helpful websites where you can get more information.

Rheumatology as a speciality covers a wide range of conditions as many different problems can give people pain in their joints or muscles. As the name suggests the most common conditions we treat are arthritis such as rheumatoid or osteoarthritis but we also treat rarer conditions such as systemic lupus (SLE) and scleroderma. Rheumatology also covers the treatment of many soft tissue conditions such as shoulder and back pain and our department also has a major input to the Sports and Exercise medicine service both in Sheffield and nationally. There is more information about some of the conditions we treat on our “What we do” page and links to informative websites.

We treat people of all ages from children and adolescents through to older people.

The department is based on B floor at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital where we run clinics Mon to Fri. For some years we have also done clinics at the Northern General Hospital and recently we have expanded that service to encompass clinics 4 days a week. These take place in the Metabolic Bone Unit. We also provide services at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and in Bakewell.

As befits a department in a teaching hospital we have a strong teaching commitment and often have medical students in our clinics as well as a research programme led by Prof Wilson. We train junior doctors who are wishing to become rheumatologists as well as those who wish to gain some experience in the speciality.

We have a team of experienced specialist nurses who run their own clinics alongside the Consultants as well as running our anti-TNF service, running our day case unit and supervising our blood monitoring service.

We have our own team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists with a dedicated treatment area adjacent to our in-patient and day-case facility on Ward O2.

We hope you enjoy looking round our site. If you do have any queries or other feedback about the site then please do contact us.

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