Advice for GPs

GPs can receive prompt advice and guidance for any rheumatology query from a rheumatology consultant, from Monday to Friday, via the NHS e-referral service, using email format with facilities to attach documents (letters, investigation reports, photograph images). Reply is guaranteed within three working days.

If more urgent advice is required, the rheumatology specialist registrars (ST3 and above) can be contacted by phoning 020 7794 0500 and asking for bleep 1806 or bleep 1807, or extension 38491.