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Rheumatology

Rheumatology has now moved to B504 on Level 5, Zone B of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).

What we do

Rheumatology

Rheumatological disorders in adults, including inflammatory arthritis managed as a multi-disciplinary team with involvement of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and specialist nurses, and excellent day unit facilities for biological therapy administration.

Our specialisms

  • Patient-initiated (Direct Access) appointments system
  • Osteoporosis service including DXA Scanning
  • Specialist connective tissue diseases clinic
  • Combined orthopaedic hand clinic
  • Combined orthopaedic lower limb clinic
  • Combined podiatry clinic
  • Combined dermatology clinic
  • Postgraduate training
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Clinical research

Further information for patients

We also treat patients with other musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, a range of connective tissue diseases, and bone disorders such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia and Paget's disease.

Conditions we treat

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Viral arthritis
  • Other inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • SLE
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Myositis
  • Behcet's syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Giant cell (temporal) arteritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Paget's disease
  • Crystal arthritis (e.g. gout)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome
  • Soft-tissue complaints
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Treatments we offer

  • Diagnosis including DXA Scans for Osteoporsis
  • Reassurance
  • Medical (drug) therapies
  • Analgesics
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and other immunosuppressants
  • Anti-TNF therapies
  • Rituximab
  • Intravenous bisphosphonates
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Soft-tissue injections
  • Specialist physiotherapy
  • Specialist occupational therapy
  • Patient Education

Contact us

Rheumatology Department
The Courtyard
Old Building
Bristol Royal Infirmary
BS2 8HW

For outpatient appointment bookings: 0117 342 7398. 

Nurse helpline: 0117 342 4881

Consultant secretaries:

Doctor Robert Marshall & Doctor Shane Clarke: 0117 342 7266

Doctor Matthew Roy & Doctor Roopa Prasad: 0117 342 7268

Doctor Christina Tofi (Locum consultant)

We welcome referrals form GP's and other health professionals. WEF 3 August 2015 will accept DXA Scan referrals via ICE

Referral information for clinicians