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Orthotics - About Us

Service | Last updated about 1 month ago

The Orthotics department is based at:

Horton Wing, Level 0
St Lukes Hospital,
Little Horton Lane,
BD5 0NA,

What is an Orthosis and who is an Orthotist ?

An Orthosis is a device placed across a joint (usually) to control, stabilise or influence the joint in some way. However no joint of the body works in isolation so an in depth consideration is given to the effects an orthosis has on the entire biomechanical structure.

An Orthot...


Awards recognise commitment and innovation

News | Last updated 11 months ago
The commitment, innovation and dedication of hospital staff has been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.

More than 50 awards have been presented to staff of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who have demonstrated clinical excellence as well as to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, putting patients at the heart of all they do.

The awards ceremony, held at Bradford City Football Club and sponsored by Sovereign Health Care, applauded...


Getting here and contacting us

Block | Last updated 11 months ago
For those with complex disease or who are more unwell, we can offer assessment as an inpatient, this is usually on Ward 6 at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

There is also a 12-bed day case unit in the Horton Wing at St Luke's Hospital.

Key contacts are:

Pauline Oldfield            Secretary to Dr Helliwell and Dr Zayat; (01274 365227)

Linda Harris                  Secretary to Dr Shingler, Dr Ash and Dr Nadesalingam / Aslam; (01274 365389<...


The Team

Page | Last updated 11 months ago
The service has a dedicated group of highly trained, motivated and experienced doctors, nurses and specialist nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, working as a multidisciplinary team.

As a team we constantly strive towards improving the services we provide for our patients. Wherever possible, we provide patients with the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision about their own treatment. Questions are welcomed and are encouraged. All consultants see ge...


What we do

Page | Last updated 11 months ago
The Rheumatology service offers timely assessment and management of patients with rheumatological disorders. We have extensive experience in the assessment and management of all rheumatological conditions, ranging from standard evidence based care to biological treatments for complex or severely ill patients. In addition we have an excellent research team headed by Dr Helliwell with multiple trials running. This allows patients access to new and innovative treatments. Most of our patients are...


Paediatric Rheumatology

Page | Last updated over 1 year ago
Welcome to Paediatric Rheumatology
Our specialist team see children and young people from the Bradford area with a wide range of rheumatic conditions and mechanical joint problems.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most prevalent inflammatory condition with rarer conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), scleroderma, periodic fevers, and vasculitides.
The team also assess and treat non-inflammatory c...


GP Bulletin - August 2016

Page | Last updated over 1 year ago
Joint pathology service poised for launch as we link with Airedale

We are pleased to share news with you of a new partnership between ourselves and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. This will see us join together to deliver a fully integrated pathology service for our patients right across the district.

The link-up heralds the start of an exciting new era, as it provides us with the opportunity to create something which is successful, responsive a...


Useful websites

Page | Last updated over 1 year ago

• Arthritis Care - www.arthritiscare.org.uk/Home

• Arthritis Research UK - www.arthritisresearchuk.org

• British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) - www.bspar.org.uk/

• www.nras.org.uk/jia

• www.healthunlocked.com/jia

• Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRINTO)

• Lupus UK - www.lupusuk.org.uk

• Uveitis- Olivia’s vision – www.oliviasvision.org

• Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association...


Referral pathways

Page | Last updated over 1 year ago

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Feedback, complaints, compliments

Page | Last updated over 1 year ago
Patients were asked in a regional survey what they liked about the Bradford rheumatology service and these are some of their reply’s:

‘Their friendliness and approachability’

‘We have been given direct contact numbers and email of our daughters rheumatology nurse and children’s department’

‘Quick response from our nurse to our questions’