CTD clincs

We are located in the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation on the 2nd floor of the Royal Free Hospital. The institute is a state-of-the-art centre dedicated to research and clinical care for immune related disorders.

This location enables our patients to have blood tests and other specialised CTD related investigations (such as thermography and capillaroscopy) all at the time of their clinic appointment and under the one roof.

In addition our patients frequently undergo intravenous treatments such as pulsed methylprednisolone or intravenous immunoglobulin on PITU (planned investigation and treatment unit), adjacent to the institute.

1st Tuesday afternoon of the month Morphea
2nd Tuesday afternoon of the month Dermatology CTD clinic and combined dermatology/rheumatology clinic for new patients
3rd Tuesday afternoon of the month Lupus and dermatomyositis
4th Tuesday afternoon of the month Systemic sclerosis and overlap CTDs
4th Thursday afternoon of the month Combined dermatology/rheumatology clinic for new patients and those requiring ongoing combined care 

Dermatology clinical support for the rheumatology scleroderma unit
In addition to our regular CTD clinics we also support the Royal Free London rheumatology scleroderma unit working very closely with our rheumatology colleagues. This means that patients with skin concerns related (or unrelated) to their CTD are seen by the rheumatologists and can also be seen by one of the dermatologists in the same visit. A consultant dermatologist with specialist CTD expertise is available for in-patient/PITU admission consults and present at the rheumatology scleroderma clinics on a weekly basis.