Rheumatology

Our work and routine is all outpatients based and we work within Suites 1, 3 and 4.

There are Consultants and Nurse clinics and these run on each day of the week Monday-Friday either am or pm.

The team at present consists of the following members:

 

Dr Kevin Fairburn

Dr Rengi Mathew

Linda Longmore Matron/clinical Nurse Specialist

Hannah Harrison Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner

Julianna Webber Fracture Fragility/Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner

Angela Lawrence Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner.

Specialist Registrar on yearly rotation

MDT members

Sharon Wood - Physiotherapist

Shelia Dowker - Occupational Therapist

Abigail Shaw - Podiatrist

Patients seen within the nurse clinics are mainly patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Within the clinic environment the nurse will discuss the following:-

 

  • Explanation about the clinical diagnosis and what the management will be.

 

  • Discussion and explanation about any investigations/tests undertaken

 

  • Counselling with regard to any medication that is to be commenced, this will include any potential side effects, blood tests and regime/dose etc. During this time the patient will be encouraged to ask any questions or voice any concerns. The consultation is a partnership between the patient and the nurse to ensure the best and most effective outcome is achieved.

 

  • The nurse will issue the patient with relevant written information and documentation. And contact details for the nurse advice line.

 

  • A prescription will be issued and blood forms given with an appointment to return within 4-6 weeks to see the nurse again.

 

Our Mission Statement

Our vision is that all people with rheumatic diseases will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

 

That our care is at all times the very best that we can possibly give and will be up-to-date, innovative and evidence based.

 

We will strive to be professional, respect other health care workers and improve our knowledge by accessing local and national expertise.

 

Measuring our success will be open and honest

 

We promise never to give up on this vision.

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