We treat a wide spectrum of conditions, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to crystal diseases (such as gout, muscle diseases such as myositis) to complex conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and scleroderma.

Contact service

Our services are based at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals, but we also run clinics at Retford Hospital and Mexborough Montagu Hospital.

In addition to our own clinics we run joint clinics with several other services within the Trust such as obstetrics.

The most common thing we treat is arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is an inflammatory arthritis because the condition causes inflammation in joints (and occasionally elsewhere in the body). This usually requires treatment with drugs on a long term basis and recent advances in treatment have made a huge difference to how well this can now be controlled. In addition to inflammatory arthritis we also treat osteoarthritis and soft tissue conditions such as shoulder pain.

More specialised clinics are run for conditions such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) which is a condition called an auto-immune disease and again commonly requires treatment with drugs to control it for some time.

Rheumatology also sees lots of other conditions, so if you have been referred to us and don’t see your condition listed above then please don’t be concerned – we would hope to be able to answer your questions in clinic and provide you with helpful advice and treatment.

We have a team of Consultants, Associate Specialist, Specialist Nurses Specialist Registrar, SHO, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, together with a dedicated and experienced team of system administrators and secretaries.

Contact the service

Rheumatology Day Unit (Doncaster): 01302642005

Call Monday-Tuesday, outside of these hours, please contact the Nurse Advice Line or the medical secretary number provided on your appointment letter.

Nurse Advice Line: 01302644101

Answerphone service. Messages left will be responded to within a 48 hour timeframe.

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