This service is unique in the UK, offering an adolescent rheumatology service that provides diagnostic and therapeutic advice to patients with any rheumatic diseases that occur in adolescence.
We have a purpose-built adolescent unit for those patients that require inpatient care. Each patient is allocated 45 minutes for their first clinic appointment and 30 minutes for a follow up appointment.
Adolescent rheumatology tour
Other contact information
Outside of office hours
There is limited cover outside of office hours, from 5pm - 7.30pm on week days, and from 10am - 3pm on weekends and public holidays. Your GP or local hospital doctor can call the UCLH switchboard (020 3456 7890) and request to speak with the rheumatology registrar on call. This service is very limited and should only be used for serious concerns. For routine queries please call during office hours.
Urgent or serious illness
In the case of urgent problems you should attend your local hospital accident and emergency department as a medical emergency and also inform our adolescent rheumatology coordinator on 020 3447 9215 or UCLH.firstname.lastname@example.org who will forward you message to the team (Office hours only). Your GP or local hospital doctor can go through the UCLH switchboard and request to speak with the rheumatology registrar on call. The registrar will be able to contact a paediatric / adolescent or adult rheumatologist if required. For emergencies occurring when no rheumatology registrar is available, a local hospital doctor may wish to contact the paediatric or adult rheumatology consultant on call via UCLH switchboard.
Concerns about worsening rheumatology conditions
If you have problems such as more joint swelling, pain and stiffness, or concerns about your treatment or side effects please call or email our adolescent rheumatology coordinator, on 020 3447 9215 or UCLH.email@example.com who will pass your message to the adolescent team for advice. The team will try and reply within two working days. If you do not live locally to University College Hospital and share care with a local rheumatology service you should make contact with them in the first instance. It is always a good idea to access your GP as your first point of contact.
If you are suffering from cold or flu like symptoms e.g. sore throat, coughs, runny nose etc. please make an appointment with your GP.
Running out of your medication
Please ensure you visit your GP for your repeat prescriptions. We are no longer able to provide repeat prescriptions for medications with the exception of mycophenolate moefitil. For patients on mycophenolate moefitil, prescriptions for other medications being co-prescribed will also have to be given by your GP. Please let us know if you are having difficulty obtaining medications and we can communicate with your GP directly.
Outpatient clinic appointments
The adolescent rheumatology clinics run weekly on Wednesdays. You may be given an appointment for the morning or for the afternoon. If you have any questions about your clinic appointments please contact our adolescent rheumatology coordinator on 020 3447 9215 or UCLH.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not live locally to University College Hospital and share care with a local Rheumatology service you should make contact with them in the first instance.
Day care on T11 ward and inpatient services on T12
T12 South ward: Inpatient direct number: 020 3447 1281 please call the morning of your in-patient admission to check there is a bed available for you before you leave home.
T11 Day Care: If you are booked into the Day care unit for joint injections or treatment and either cannot make the appointment or need to change the appointment please inform us giving at least 2 days notice via the adolescent rheumatology coordinator on 020 3447 9215 or UCLH.email@example.com. If you want to cancel or inform us that you are going to be late on the day of your day care appointment please contact T11 ward directly on 020 3697 1181 or 020 3697 1100 to let us know. Please be aware that if you are coming to the day ward to receive an infusion, you will need to be assessed, blood tests taken, a urine sample checked for infection, and results obtained prior to an infusion being administered. Therefore, it is important to come on time.
3rd Floor Central
250 Euston Road
Other referral information
Secretary: 0203 447 9215
Rheumatology department: 0203 447 9035 / 0203 447 9281 / 0203 447 9487
Appointments: 0203 447 9393
3rd Floor Central
250 Euston Road
Young adult rheumatology service
This clinic is designed primarily to facilitate the transition from the adolescent to the adult care setting for those young people with chronic inflammatory conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and connective tissue disorders including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Dermatomyositis.