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

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.

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.

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.

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