Our rheumatology team 

Dr Debajit Sen Adolescent and young adult rheumatology
Dr John Ioannou Adolescent and young adult rheumatology, Rheumatology
Dr Nicola Ambrose Adolescent and young adult rheumatology, Rheumatology

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Provide clinical expertise, support and information to patients and their families, including:

  • Education on your condition and medications for inflammatory illnesses
  • Side effects of medication
  • Occasionally when GPs are unable to undertake blood test monitoring of medications e.g. Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, our clinical nurse specialists may undertake this role
  • Teaching on self-injection techniques
  • Advice and support on living with a chronic condition
  • Telephone support service

Occupational Therapy team

Provide clinical expertise, assessments: on hand therapy and activities of daily living at home and within educational or employment facilities.

They provide the following service:

  • Education & support at home and in education or work.
  • Support / education group work for pain syndromes.
  • Telephone support service where appropriate.

Physiotherapy team

Provide clinical expertise in specific treatment programmes, support, information and disease education to patients and parents and other professional.

They provide the following:

  • Education and support via education group work for pain syndromes.
  • Assessment and specific treatment programmes for:
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions.

Psychology team

Referrals are made via our Rheumatology team where necessary to support the young person and / or family who are struggling with coping with their condition.

They provide:

  • Support group for parents of pain syndromes.
  • Individual support /counselling for young people.
  • Family therapy where appropriate.

Social worker

Provides young person and family support and advice. Referrals are made via the Rheumatology team.