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Our clinics

Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic

This clinic is a one-stop shop for younger children where they see multiple team members during one visit.

Fridays 9.00am
Children's Outpatients, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Adolescent Clinic

This clinic offers teenage patients the opportunity to see us without a parent/carer present.

Tuesdays 3.00pm
Children's Outpatients, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

We encourage you to attend without your parent/carer if you feel comfortable - a nurse can stay with you if you wish. Your parent/carer is welcome to join you later during the consultation if they would like to discuss anything or ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to discuss moving on to adult care.

At your appointment

Patients should wear shorts and a vest or T-shirt, as we generally examine all joints.

Please bring:

  • current medicines (or a complete list including doses)
  • blood monitoring card
  • symptom diary
  • a list of any questions you wish to ask.

When you arrive please check in at Reception. Before you see the doctor we will measure your / your child's height and weight. We may also take a blood pressure (BP) reading and ask for a urine sample.

We will ask you to complete an assessment questionnaire.

The doctor will take a history and examine your / your child's joints. Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) will also see a Rheumatologist and an Ophthalmologist. If we advise tests or procedures, we may be able to do these the same day.

If you need to see other members of our team, you may be with us for several hours. Please let us know if you are unable to stay so we can rearrange appointments for another time.

Waiting times

Unfortunately there will be sometimes be unavoidable delays. If you would like to visit the coffee shop while you are waiting, please let us know that you are going.

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Last reviewed:10 October 2022