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.
Rheumatology Teaching and Research
Further information about our involvement with teaching and research, and links with other UK and European Networks.
Rheumatology Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Rheumatology Information for Newly Diagnosed Patients
If you have recently been diagnosed with a rheumatology condition, find out further information about the team and resources available here.
Rheumatology Living Well Patient Information and Resources
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.
Rheumatology Remote Appointment Information
You may be invited to attend a remote appointment.
Rheumatology Specific Condition Information and Specialist Clinics
Further information about specific Rheumatology Conditions and Specialist Clinics, and support available.
Rheumatology Transition and Young Adult
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.
Rheumatology bDMARD / tsDMARD (therapy) Biologics Medication
Further information about Biologic or Targeted synthetic Disease Modifying medications.
Preparing for your Rheumatology Clinic Appointment
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.
DXA Scan Appointments: 0117 4147874
Rheumatology Advice Line: 0117 4140600 (this is an answer machine service, please leave a message.)