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What we do

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 assessed and managed in our outpatient clinics. For those with complex disease or who are more unwell, we can offer assessment as an inpatient, usually on ward 6 at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, which we share with gastroenterology and renal medicine. There is also a 12-bed day case unit based in the Horton Wing at St Luke's Hospital, where complex treatments are administered under the care of our highly trained and experienced nurses and doctors. We have a rapid access review facility allowing us to see appropriate follow up patients, often within 24-48 hours of them or their GP having made contact, usually via the rheumatology advice line or SystmOne (GPs). We also have an excellent dedicated physiotherapy, occupational and hydrotherapy service. We offer an advice line service for patients and carers.