Our rheumatology team diagnose and treat joint, muscle and bone disorders.

Last updated: 23rd March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates to our service

If you have a rheumatology follow up appointment already booked you can have your appointment over the phone to avoid travel to the hospital.

If you are have tested positive for coronavirus and are being managed in either the community or hospital, you should notify the rheumatology department via the rheumatology advice line.

In order to help inform your treatment, we will need to record the following details:

  • your age
  • your gender
  • your underlying rheumatological diagnosis
  • you current medication
  • any other relevant health conditions

The government has released guidance on shielding for patients who are extremely vulnerable.

Check to see if your rheumatology treatment makes you a high risk patient.

Find out more advice about coronavirus.

About us

We offer clinics at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals as well as community hospitals across the county.

We treat a range of common conditions including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Lupus

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Outpatient booking office 0300 422 5987