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About the department

Outpatient clinics

Rheumatology clinics are based at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Area 1 of the outpatients department on Level 0. Patients with all types of rheumatic diseases are seen by specialists in this area from Monday to Friday. Phlebotomy, X-ray and scanning facilities are available within the area or a short walk away.

The Rheumatology team have close links with many specialists in our hospital and more widely throughout the West Midlands, including the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Therapy services including podiatry, appliances, physiotherapy and occupational therapy are all available at QEHB.

The department works closely with the University of Birmingham and is jointly staffed by NHS and university staff. The team serve patients with rheumatic disease and collaborate on research. Some patients taking part in research studies are seen in the Wellcome Clinical Research Facility adjacent to the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital or on the first floor of the new QEHB.

Appointments

If you need to change an appointment please do so by the following methods:

To change a follow up appointment please have your hospital number to hand and call the number below during office hours.

Telephone: 0121 371 2000, extension 53947

For Choose and Book appointments call the appointments line on the number below and quote your Choose and Book UBRN number and password.

Telephone: 08456 088 888

Care in hospital, including day ward admissions

Patients with serious forms of rheumatic disease may occasionally have to come into hospital. This is usually done through the hospital emergency services if an overnight stay is needed.

Rheumatology staff are available throughout the week to provide support for patients who are admitted to hospital. Patients with rheumatic diseases who need to be admitted for intravenous treatment or special investigations as a day case are seen on Ward 621 of the new QEHB. 

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