We offer modern and 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 the modern ‘biologic’ treatments for complex or severely ill patients.
The term ‘biologics’ describes a diverse range of therapeutic products. These cutting-edge therapies may be able to provide substantial improvements on the current treatments available, in those who have an insufficient response to traditional 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 Bradford Royal Infirmary, which we share with gastroenterology and renal medicine.
We also have 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 follow-up patients generally within 24-48 hours of them or their GP making contact, usually via the rheumatology advice line or system one (GPs). We also have an excellent dedicated physiotherapy, occupational and hydrotherapy service. And we offer an advice line service for patients, GP’s and carers.