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.
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.
Further information about our involvement with teaching and research, and links with other UK and European Networks.
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions
If you have recently been diagnosed with a rheumatology condition, find out further information about the team and resources available here.
Further information about what can help with Living with a Rheumatology Condition. This includes information about: Keeping Active; Pain Management; What to do in a Flare, Fatigue and Pacing, Emotional Wellbeing; Sleep; Support at work.
You may be invited to attend a remote appointment.
Further information about specific Rheumatology Conditions and Specialist Clinics, and support available.
Further information about Rheumatology Transition clinics held for young people moving from the Paediatric Rheumatology clinic at the Bristol Children's Hospital to the Adult Rheumatology Service.
Further information about Biologic or Targeted synthetic Disease Modifying medications.
Resources to help you prepare for your general or transition Rheumatology clinic appointments.
We specialise in diagnosis and treatment of people with arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.