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clinics

We offer several different clinics to meet the needs of our patients.

Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic

This clinic is for younger children. It is designed to be a one-stop shop where you can see multiple members of the team in the same visit.

When: Friday morning from 9am

Where: Children's Outpatients Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

What to bring

  • Shorts and a vest/T-shirt (This will avoid embarrassment and delay, as we generally eamine all joints.)
  • Medicines, or a complete list including doses
  • Blood monitoring card
  • A diary of symptoms
  • A favourite toy or book, or both. (We have toys and a TV but you may wish to bring something from home.)
  • Any questions you may have

Who you will see

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Ophthalmology doctor and/or nurse
  • Play specialist

Go to 'Our team' to find out more about what each member does.

What to expect

  • When you arrive, please report to reception to check in.
  • We will measure your height, weight and blood pressure and will ask for a urine (wee) sample.
  • You will be handed a questionnaire to complete. This helps with our assessment.
  • It is not always possible to predict the needs of our patients and some complex assessments may cause a delay to others. Please check the board for waiting times. If you have to wait long, please feel free to visit the coffee shop - just let reception or a nurse know where you are going.
  • When you are called in by the doctor, they will take a history and examine your joints. It may help if you have a list of important dates and points and remember to bring any specific questions you want to ask.
  • Patients with JIA will also see somebody from the ophthalmology team as well as the rheumatology doctor.
  • After the initial consultation you may need to see other members of the team meaning you may be in clinic for several hours. This avoids the need for multiple appointments but if you’re unable to stay, please let us know and appointments can be arranged at another time.
  • Other tests and procedures may be advised and can sometimes be carried out on the days. This will be discussed with you in clinic.

Adolescent Clinic

This clinic aims to meet the needs of our teenage patients as they take on more responsibility for their condition. With this in mind we offer patients the opportunity to be seen by themselves. Parents/carers are invited to join the consultation to fill in any gaps and ask any questions.

When: Tuesday afternoon from 3pm
Where: Children’s Outpatients Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

What to bring

  • Shorts and a vest / T-shirt.
    This will avoid embarrassment and delay, as we generally examine all joints.
  • Medicines or a complete list, including doses.
  • Blood monitoring card.
  • A diary of symptoms.
  • Something to do while you’re waiting. We have some magazines and a tv.
  • Any questions you may have.

Who you will see

You may see several members of the team at the clinic including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Ophthalmology doctor
  • Play specialist
  • Psychologist

Go to ‘Our team’ find out more about what each member does.

What to expect

  • When you arrive, please report to reception to check in.
  • We will measure your height, weight and blood pressure and ask for a urine (wee) sample.
  • You will be handed a questionnaire to complete. This helps with our assessment.
  • It is not always possible to predict the needs of our patients and some complex assessments may cause a delay to others. Please check the board for waiting times. If you have to wait long, please feel free to visit the coffee shop - just let reception or a nurse know where you are going.
  • When you are called in by the doctor they will take a history, examine you and answer any questions you have. We encourage you to be seen by yourself initially if you feel comfortable to do this. One of the nurses can accompany you if you would prefer. Your parents/carers can then join you later in the consultation and ask any questions they would like to discuss.
  • After the initial consultation you may need to see other members of the team. This avoids the need for multiple appointments but if you’re unable to stay, please let us know and appointments can be arranged at another time.
  • You will also have the opportunity to discuss your transition to adult care using Ready, Steady, Go. For more information about transition, see our ‘Teenagers’ section.
  • Other tests and procedures may be advised and can sometimes be carried out on the days. This will be discussed with you in clinic.