Our approach to care in rheumatology is patient centred; we value a multi-disciplinary approach and work closely with therapy services including physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Our rheumataology services is provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital, with joint clinics carried out for conditions such as osteoporosis and ultra-sound imaging in inflammatory arthritis.We also have joint injection/soft tissue clinics carried out by our physiotherapists and several specialist nurse clinics for early arthritis education, biologics medicines and osteoporosis.

Contact us

  • Monitoring nurse helpline 0191 5699600 (This is an answerphone service; we aim to reply to your message within 24 hours)
  • Specialist nurse helpline 0191 5699614 (This is an answerphone service; we aim to reply to your message within 24 hours)
  • Rheumatology ward B28 0191 5699728

Finding us

Inpatients

Inpatient care is provided at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Ward B28, B level.


Outpatients

The rheumatology outpatient department is located within the Chester Wing outpatient department, Area 5 at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Clinics are also held at the Galleries Health Centre, Washington, and Monkwearmouth Hospital.

Our team

Divisional Director

Ceri Bentham

Directorate Manager

Jen McArdle

Clinical Director

Dr Saeed Ahmed

Clinical Lead 

Claire Bracewell

Matron

Rachel Thompson