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Rheumatology care for patients with joint, bone, connective tissue, auto-immune conditions, and related musculoskeletal conditions.

We hold clinics at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Townlands Memorial Hospital, West Berkshire Community Hospital, and Bracknell Healthspace. 

If you are a patient under the care of the Rheumatology department and wish to discuss your treatment with one of our specialist nurses, you can contact them via their telephone helpline. If you are unwell, we would advise you contact your GP, who can then seek advice directly to one of the medical team. If you are under the care of the department, we can see you in one of our flare or rapid access clinics.

Rheumatology DAWN

‘DAWN’ is an electronic system that automatically monitors the blood tests of all patients on the special medications that are used to treat your type of arthritis.

You will continue to be seen in the Rheumatology clinic once your treatment has started and your rheumatologist will advise how often you need to be seen. Once your condition is stable, your care will be shared between your GP and us. We will continue to monitor your blood results on ‘DAWN’ but you do not need to return to the clinic routinely unless your arthritis becomes more active.

If there is a change in your condition, please see your GP in the first instance, who will then contact us. We can see you again in our clinic if your GP feels it is needed. You also have access to our advice line: 0118 322 6574.

If you are ringing regarding your appointment please call: 0118 322 7969.