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Nursing support

Elaine Parsons and Ruth Finch are the paediatric rheumatology nurse specialists. They are experienced nurses who specialise in looking after children and young people with rheumatology conditions.

There does not have to be a specific question you want to ask them; sometimes talking just helps to reorganise things or free the mind of worries.

Elaine and Ruth are in clinic – you don’t need an appointment, just ask to speak to one of them before or after you see the doctor. You can also call or email them between appointments if you want to discuss anything. They will always respect your confidentiality.

Helpline – 01865 737656 (choose option 2 for ‘paediatrics’)

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