Rheumatology clinic at RLHIM 

Important information

The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) no longer provides NHS-funded homeopathic remedies for any patients as part of their routine care. This is in line with the funding policy of Camden Clinical Commissioning Groups, the local NHS body that plans and pays for healthcare services in this area.

Should you choose you will be able to obtain these medicines from the RLHIM pharmacy with a private prescription from your doctor, while other homeopathic pharmacies may also be able to supply the medicines. You can speak to your clinician or the RLHIM pharmacy at your next visit about this.

The Rheumatology clinic

The Rheumatology clinic is led by a specialist in both rheumatology and homeopathy. It works closely with the musculoskeletal service. The team includes doctors, an osteopath, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, dietician, podiatrist and nurse practitioners with specialist skills in various forms of complementary medicine.

We provide diagnostic techniques including scanning and blood tests and treatments for a wide range of arthritic and rheumatological problems at different stages.

Aims

Aims of treatment include pain control, improved function, improved energy and well being and reduction of medication.

The specific aims of treatment depend on the individual, the nature and stage of the condition. The doctor and patient discuss what might be realistically achieved and devise an individualised package of treatment integrated with conventional care.

What conditions are seen?

Arthritic and rheumatologic conditions commonly seen in the clinic include:

  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

Your appointment

If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.
Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.

Professional education and training

The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation.  You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.

 Contact details

Rheumatology clinic at RLHIM
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

 Patient leaflets

 Patient testimonials

"The medicines given by Dr Fisher reduced the side-effects of the steroids my mum was taking. The homeopathic medication works well with the conventional thus reducing the side-effects. She feels a lot better thanks to this hospital"


Patient leaflets