Rheumatology

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Our Rheumatology Service sees children and young people from Sheffield and across the UK with a wide range of rheumatic conditions and mechanical joint problems.

We are based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and offer diagnosis and treatment.

The Rheumatology team has four consultants, nurse specialists, physiotherapists, plus a dedicated occupational therapist, pharmacist and psychologist. They are one of the UK’s largest Paediatric Rheumatology Teams.

Rheumatology clinics

A dedicated Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Service, our clinic for adolescents, is one of the few in the country providing a tailor-made service for teenagers and young adults.

This leads into a local, dedicated young adult clinic for patients whose disease started in childhood.

We work closely with other specialty children’s services and run various multi-professional clinics, including our Sports and Exercise clinic and our Uveitis clinic.

Treatments

Our treatments, including drugs and therapies, are state of the art and are provided by a team of trained children’s rheumatology specialists.

We believe children should have the chance to be involved in high quality research and clinical trials which help us constantly improve the treatments available.

Research

We are participating in the UK SYCAMORE trial – a trial of a new biologic therapy for children and young people with eye inflammation associated with juvenile arthritis. We are also taking part in three further national studies.

We believe children should have the opportunity to be involved in high quality research and clinical trials which help us constantly improve the treatments available.

Team mission statement

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has five core values that underpin everything we do: Committed to Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, Compassion and Integrity.

Here in the Rheumatology team we have developed our own mission statement to reflect what we aim to achieve:

“Our team aims to provide an individualised, holistic service, seamless from childhood through transition into adulthood, committed to providing the best possible care, education and support for our children, young people and families. Integral to maximising the physical and psychological well being of our patients, is engaging together in research to endeavour to offer care whilst pursuing answers for the future”

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