Rheumatology

Overview

The rheumatology team is proud to offer world class specialist services, with referrals from across the UK to our specialist scleroderma and sarcoidosis and multi-system inflammatory disease clinics. 

Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team, including a host of clinicians and researchers, work closely together to provide prompt diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of rheumatic diseases.

Our early inflammatory arthritis and psoriatic arthritis clinics enable prompt access to musculoskeletal imaging, including ultrasound, facilitating best practice for our patients with inflammatory arthritis and spondylitis.

We maintain close links with colleagues in other specialities relevant to rheumatic diseases. We have combined clinics with dermatology and a consultant respiratory physician attends our weekly sarcoidosis and connective tissue disease clinic.

We have on-site physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, orthotics and occupational therapy services. We also have access to a clinical psychologist for our patients with psoriatic arthritis, with plans to extend this service to all those with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Patient services

Additional information

Contact

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  • Royal Free Hospital, lower ground floor

    Tel: 020 7794 0500 x 34048/34051

    Fax: 020 7830 2428

  • Back pain clinic

    Tel: 020 7830 2267  ext 35754

  • Nurses

    Scleroderma/CTD nurse: 020 7794 0500 ext 35097
    Drug monitoring nurse: 020 7794 0500 ext 33506
    Biologics nurse: 020 7830 2652 ext 31181

     

    Nurses are available on these numbers Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. They are not available at weekends or on bank holidays. An answer machine service is available and we aim to return your call within 48 hours.

  • PITU (day clinic)

    020 7317 7507 ext 36108

     

    PITU (Planned Investigation Treatment Unit) admissions telephone line available Monday to Friday 8am-10pm. Not available at weekends or bank holidays.

  • Registrars

    020 7794 0500 ext 38491

     

    Available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
    Bleep numbers 1806 and 1807.

     

    Please note that the on call service is not exclusive to rheumatology – the junior doctor on call rota is shared with other speciality teams on weekends, with non-specialist (general medicine) cover from 10pm-9am.

  • Rheumatology secretaries

    Dr Tanya Baqai: 020 7794 0500 ext 34048

    Dr Huw Beynon: 020 7830 2284 ext 34048

    Prof Chris Denton: 020 7830 2267 ext 35754

    Dr Carmen Fonseca: 020 7794 0500 ext 38491

    Prof Phillip Hawkins: 020 7830 2284 ext 34048

    Dr Pamela Mangat: 020 7830 2284 ext 34048

    Dr Voon Ong: 020 7830 2267 ext 35754

    Dr Benji Schreiber: 020 7830 2312 ext 35893

    Dr Richard Stratton: 020 7830 2284 ext 34048

Referrals

Referral details

Appointments can be made following a referral from a GP, and may be made through the choose and book system, or as tertiary referrals from other hospitals.

Psoriasis clinic referral pathway.

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