News and updates

News and updates

News about our rheumatology services

Early arthritis clinics

Dr Wijeyekoon, consultant rheumatologist, has led on producing short videos from a patient’s early experience of being diagnosed and treated for rheumatoid arthritis. You can watch these videos by clicking on the links below.

Arriving for an appointment at the Lister

Dr Ellis, consultant rheumatologist, has led on developing a video that shows patients what to expect then they arrive at the Lister for their rheumatology appointment. This short video was produced in order to improve patient experience with accessing our department at the Lister.

What our team has been up to…

Members of the team took part in a abseil/relay in September at London’s Olympic Park. They raised money to help fund a new portable ultrasound machine, which will be used in clinics to detect inflammation in joints. Further fundraising events are planned for 2018.

Getting involved as a patient

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has supported our department in setting up a patient forum for those with an inflammatory arthritis. If you would like to share experiences, achievements and coping strategies with people of the same condition then contact Michelle Want rheumatology secretary on 01438 285399.

Our rheumatology team runs an education session for patients with a new diagnosis of an inflammatory arthritis and their families. These sessions are held twice yearly and have been very successful in the past. Those who have previously attended found the sessions to be informative. If you have been recently diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis and would like further information about these sessions then contact Michelle Want rheumatology secretary on 01438 285399.

Keep checking back on the website, which will be evolving over the next few months. We hope to produce future video recordings of the talks from our patient education session that will actually be available to watch on line under the Information for Patients section, so stay tuned.

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