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Paediatric Rheumatology

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We provide a general and specialist paediatric rheumatology service for the Thames Valley area (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire) and neighbouring counties, including:

  • Northamptonshire
  • Hampshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex.

The services we offer include:

  • management of acute, sub-acute, medium and long-term inflammatory joint disease (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), including joint replacement
  • management of chronic musculo-skeletal and soft tissue syndromes, aches and pains in the growing child, (e.g. anterior knee pain, hypermobility, sports injuries)
  • management of juvenile dermatomyositis and SLE, childhood vasculitis and other connective tissue diseases (including cytotoxic management)
  • management of autoinflammatory conditions (e.g. periodic fevers)
  • management of severe acute multi-system disease, including support on intensive care
  • transitional care for adolescents with inflammatory diseases
  • assessment of localised and generalised chronic pain syndromes
  • diagnosis and management of rare syndromes e.g. skeletal dysplasias (development abnormalities)
  • assessment, prevention and management of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) in children.

Clinics are also provided at:

  • Great Western Hospital, Swindon
  • Stoke Mandeville
  • Frimley Park
  • Wexham Park
  • St Richards, Chichester
  • Hillingdon

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  • Dr Joel David
    Principal Hospital: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC)
  • Dr Sally Edmonds
    Principal Hospital: Stoke Mandeville
  • Pauline Barnes
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Principal Hospital: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC)
  • Katherin Passaportis
    Principal Hospital: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC)
  • Sunette Letley
    Occupational Therapist
    Principal Hospital: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC)
  • Konrad Jacobs
    Clinical Psychologist
    Principal Hospital: John Radcliffe

Find us and contact us

Paediatric rheumatology services are based in the Department of Rheumatology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre with close ties to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Initial contact with this service should be made via your GP.


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