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Referral Guidelines

 

Referral Guidelines

GP referrals can be made via e Referral service and can be made for the following services:

Ankylosing spondylitis

Dr Raj Sengupta, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Julie Anscombe
Email: julie.anscombe1@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821644

Further information about the AS course can be obtained from Belinda Jones, AS Course Administrator
Email: belindajones@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821349

Biologic Services

Referral to Biologic services is via the hospital consultants

Connective tissue diseases

Dr J Pauling, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Glynis Vincent
Email: glynis.vincent@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821638

Dr Ellie Korendowych, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Debra Morris
Email: debra.morris3@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821643

Dr S Skeoch, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Beverley Satchell
Email: beverleysatchell@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821645

Early Inflammatory Arthritis

Dr Chloe Lapraik, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Glynis Vincent
Email: glynis.vincent@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821638

Fibromyalgia (Suspected)

Fibromyalgia Self-Management Course

The patient must have a clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia, please see referral criteria. Referrals should be via eReferral Service. For referral advice, please contact Sandi Derham, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
Email: s.derham@nhs.net 

Gout

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Dr Tehseen Ahmed, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Julie Anscombe
Email: julie.anscombe1@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821644

Dr Sarah Hardcastle, Consultant Rheumatologist
Medical Secretary: Gay Tulyholowycz
Email: gay.tulyholowycz@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821639 

As an alternative to referring a patient to the osteoporosis clinic, it is possible to refer patients just for a bone mineral density measurement, if appropriate via ICE.

Paediatric and adolescent rheumatology

Dr Valerie Rogers Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist.
Medical Secretary: Beverley Satchell
Email: beverleysatchell@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821645

Paediatric bone clinic

We can accept referrals from hospital paediatricians or from GPs via eReferral service to: Dr Hardcastle, Consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic bone disease.

Medical Secretary: Gay Tulyholowycz
Email: gay.tulyholowycz@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821639

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)

Dr Ellie Korendowych, Consultant Rheumatologist.
Medical Secretary: Debra Morris
Email: debra.morris3@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821643

Dr William Tillett, Consultant Rheumatologist.
Medical Secretary: Gay Tulyholowycz
Email: gay.tulyholowycz@nhs.net
Tel: 01225 821639

Rheumatology Specialist Therapy (physio and occupational)

Direct referrals available for local patients with confirmed diagnoses of hypermobility and fibromyalgia.

For referral advice, please contact Jade Skeates or Sandi Derham, clinical specialist occupational therapist,
Email:s.derham@nhs.net or jade.skeates@nhs.net

Temporal Arteritis (GCA) and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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