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Support and helplines

Rheumatology nursing support service

The rheumatology nursing support service provides the following services:

  • Supervision and management of patients with rheumatic disease and their drug treatment
  • Advice regarding any aspect of arthritis management and treatment for patients, relatives, carers or health professionals in our locality
  • Flare management
  • Medication side-effects
  • Changes to nurse appointments

Helpline for patients

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has a dedicated rheumatology telephone and email helpline for patients under our care.

You can leave a message and a nurse will call you back. We recommend you email us, including your hospital number and date of birth. We will try to answer your email promptly but often receive a high volume of messages.

Please note, the helpline is not an emergency service - call your GP or 111 if it you require immediate care.

For blood results and changing nurse appointments

Rheumatology Prescription Requests

You can request a prescription via email.  Please email two weeks before you run out of medication.



Last reviewed: 06 July 2023