Rheumatology

About

Our dedicated rheumatology service at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals offers assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment to patients with a variety of musculoskeletal diseases.

Conditions and treatments

We treat the following musculoskeletal diseases: 

  • inflammatory arthritis, including:
    - rheumatoid arthritis
    - psoriatic arthritis
    - inflammatory spondylitis (chronic arthritis affecting the spine)
    - other sero-negative arthritides
  • osteoarthritis
  • crystal arthritis (gout /pseudogout)
  • connective tissues diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Further online resources

Arthritis Research UK


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I cannot thank my consultant physician and professor of practice enough. The thoroughly professional way my illness and care via the medications prescribed, care in explaining just what it was I was suffering from and how I was to deal with the side effects one can experience along the way has greatly assisted me.

Anonymous
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Thanks to the hardworking staff of this department, I am now in a stable condition. Through the sheer perseverance of the rheumatology team, I am now on a course of medication which has helped tremendously in slowing the progress of this degenerative disease. This in turn has helped me to plan and manage my lifestyle accordingly. I am extremely grateful to the rheumatology team and the NHS.

Anonymous
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