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Information for healthcare professionals

All GP referrals to Rheumatology are via advice and referral.

Urgent referrals e.g. suspected GCA can be phoned to the on call registrar via the switchboard, 9am – 5pm on Monday – Friday.

GP referrals

The Rheumatology department offers a comprehensive service to patients with any suspected Rheumatological problem. Please refer patients with suspected:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • inflammatory spinal arthritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • scleroderma
  • sjögren’s syndrome
  • myositis
  • vasculitic disorders (GCA to be referred urgently as above)
  • gout
  • uncertainty and diagnosis for patients with unexplained MSK symptoms

Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) ESCA

Last reviewed: 06 July 2023