Our rheumatology team runs clinics at Southmead Hospital, Cossham Hospital and Yate. We also run clinics remotely (either virtually, via telephone or via video calling software).
We aim to offer diagnostic, treatment and ongoing support services to help you to manage your condition. We are a patient centred, multidisciplinary team. Our team includes medical, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, psychology and occupational therapy professionals. We offer general rheumatology services as well as specialist services for people with osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, and ankylosing spondylitis. We also run a transition clinic, which offers specialist support to young adults and their families moving from children’s to adult rheumatology services. We have an active patient representatives group, who are involved with helping with our service development and research.
As things are changing very quickly, the most up to date reliable health information can be found at www.nhs.uk.
The latest rheumatology advice for patients can be found at www.versusarthritis.org
Find out who you might meet in our team and how to contact the different specialities.
There are support groups & information leaflets for people with rheumatology.
Useful website links for Rheumatology.
You may be invited to attend a remote appointment.
We specialise in diagnosis and treatment of people with arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.
Rheumatology Transition and Young Adult
Transition and Young Adult Clinics:
Transition and Young Adult clinics are held at Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital once a month. These are with Dr Nicola Minaur (Rheumatology Consultant) and Elaine McCormack (Adult Rheumatology specialist nurse).
Rheumatology Transition clinics are held four times a year for young people who are transitioning (moving) from the Paediatric Rheumatology clinic at the Bristol Children's Hospital to the adult rheumatology service.
These are with Dr Nicola Minaur, Elaine McCormack and a Paediatric specialist nurse.
Transition clinics are also held at University Hospital Bristol (UHB) so young people can choose where they would like to be seen.
Further information and Resources:
- Rheumatology Transition Information in Bristol can be found here: http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/transition/rheumatology
- NRAS: JIA Support and Information https://jia.org.uk/
- Versus Arthritis: Young People https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/young-people/
- Arthur's Place: A magazine and social network for young adults with arthritis https://arthursplace.co.uk/
- Off the Record: Mental health support for young adults living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire (11 - 25 years) https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/