The rheumatology service offers clinics from Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and from Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester, with satellite clinics running in Andover and Alton.
We see patients urgently from inflammatory arthritis and we also support patients with a variety of rheumatological conditions including ankylosing spondylitis, connective tissue disorders, and other forms of arthritis.
The service is a consultant led service running with a team of clinical nurse specialists who support appropriate patients with a nurse advice line service.
The clinical leads for this service are Dr Wendy Holden, consultant rheumatologist and Dr Emma Williams, consultant rheumatologist. The operational service manager for this service is Joanna Quinn.
The rheumatology team is further supported by therapy services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry.
When you attend you will be asked questions about your problems, you will be examined by a doctor and may be sent for additional tests such as blood tests and scans.