Rheumatology consultation


Osteoporosis Service

At Southmead Hospital Bristol we perform DXA scans using Hologic Discovery bone densitometer.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is the term used to describe bones when they become ‘porous’.

Osteoporosis Clinic

Clinics run every fortnight, for patients with complicated or severe osteoporosis.

Infusion Service

Some patients require intravenous treatment for osteoporosis with Zoledronate.

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Scanner

(DXA) method of assessing bone mineral density.

Osteoporosis Useful Links

Other Osteoporosis useful website links.

Contact Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Rheumatology Department

Level 1, Gate 5
Brunel Building

Southmead Hospital



BS10 5NB

Clinical queries:
Telephone: 0117 4140600

Email:  rheumatologyadviceline@nbt.nhs.uk

Appointment queries:
Telephone:  0117 4142849

Email:  rheumatologysecretaries@nbt.nhs.uk

DXA queries:

Email: DXAservice@nbt.nhs.uk

Telephone: 0117 414 7874