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Welcome to the Rheumatology Department Website at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). 

This information is regarding services based in Bristol. For information regarding Weston please click here

Our mission statement is to work with our patients to enable them to live well through multi-professional team working, evidenced based-care, education and research and patient- centred partnerships.

We see and treat patients with a range of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and also run an osteoporosis service. We have a range of specialist rheumatology nurses and allied health professionals who provide highly skilled care for people with rheumatic diseases. We have a fully equipped physiotherapy and occupational therapy department and a day-case unit for infusions. Our active patient advisory group helps us to deliver patient-focused care and research.

We are an NHS England specialist centre for autoimmune rheumatic disease (connective tissue disease and vasculitis) and rare bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta). We host a Regional MDT for Tocilizumab in Giant Cell Arteritis. We also run services for patients with rheumatic diseases moving from paediatric to adult rheumatology, called transition services.

We are also co-located with researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE) and University of Bristol (UofB) focusing on original research into health related quality of life and self-management of chronic diseases. We also work with the research nurses from the Medical Research Team at UHBW, offering patients the option to enrol into national disease registries, patient-focused research projects and novel therapeutic trials.

We are a teaching hospital and host and support medical students from the University of Bristol.

We are based in location B504 (Level 5 of the King Edward Building at the Bristol Royal Infirmary) with satellite clinics at South Bristol Community Hospital.



Meet the team
Who you are likely to meet at in the rheumatology department.
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Staying well
There are a number of things you can do to ease your symptoms, understand your condition and gain a sense of independence, both at home at work.
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Patient support and self help
Information on patient advisory and support groups.
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News and events
See what's going on at the Rheumatology Centre
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Contact us
How to get in touch.
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Conditions we treat
What conditions we can help with.
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