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Rheumatology

The Rheumatology service provides an outpatient service for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.  These are conditions that affect the bones, joints and tissues in the body such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.  They include diseases such as inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), osteoarthritis, gout, connective tissue diseases (such as systemic lupus erythematosus or ‘lupus)’ and osteoporosis.

The service works closely with other health care professionals including physiotherapists, pharmacists, podiatrists, hand therapists, radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons in addition to specialists from other areas.

Daily clinics are held at Northwick Park, Ealing and Central Middlesex Hospitals. Our Connective Tissue Disease Clinics at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals are a recognised specialist rheumatology service by NHS England.

Referrals

A GP referral is required to be seen by one of our Rheumatology team.  Referrals are made by the NHS 
e-Referral Service (eRS).

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Let us know if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

Site information 

We are a department of excellence for the delivery of clinical care and training.   We are also actively involved in several national academic research studies.  The service works closely with the physiotherapy utilising the hydrotherapy, acupuncture, pain management and hand therapy services.

Location

Nurse helpline for patients

Service

Specialist clinics

  • Early Arthritis Clinic
  • Connective Tissue Disease Clinic
  • Vasculitis Clinic
  • Spondyloarthritis/Seronegative Arthritis Clinic
  • Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic
  • Injection Clinic
  • Myositis Clinic
  • Adolescent/Transitional Rheumatology Clinic
  • Maternal Medicine Clinic
  • Emergency Clinic 

Other 

  • Rheumatology Day Care Unit providing biologic treatments in addition to bisphosphonate immunoglobulin and cyclophosphamide infusions.
  • Patient education meetings and support groups 

Meet the team

Consultants 

  • Dr Henry Penn, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist 
  • Dr Maria Mouyis, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist 
  • Dr Clare Batten, Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease 
  • Dr Shahir Hamdulay, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
  • Dr  Anthony Isaacs, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
  • Dr Pedro Machado, Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Dr Jaita Mukherjee, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist

Nursing Team 

  • Narabda Kara, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist
  • Marie Gohery, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist
  • Dona Gunasekera, Day Care Sister 

Service Manager 

We have close links with dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists who provide additional interventional procedures.  

Location

Outpatients 2, Level 2, Ealing hospital

Nurse helpline

Please leave patient's name, hospital number, a suitable contact number and a brief description of the problem and we aim to respond within one working day.

Services

Specialist clinics

  • Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic
  • Injection Clinic
  • Soft-tissue Rheumatism Clinic
  • Joint Radiology and Rheumatology MDT
  • Joint Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy MDT

Other

  • Day care service providing intravenous biologic treatments
  • Specialist podiatry and hand therapy services for patients with inflammatory joint disease

Meet the team

Consultants

  • Dr Maxine Hogarth, Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Dr Michael Naughton, Consultant Rheumatologist

Specialty Doctor

  • Dr Davinder Gunjal

Nurse

  • Sr Murna Lewis, Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Location

Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Centre, Ground floor, BeCAD, Central Middlesex Hospital

Nurse helpline

Service

Specialist clinics

  • Connective Tissue Disease Clinic
  • Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic
  • Injection clinic
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology clinic

Other

  • Medical Day Care Unit providing intravenous therapies for autoimmune and metabolic bone diseases
  • Monthly Patient Support Group educational meetings and voluntary patient activities

Meet the team

Consultants

  • Dr C Bernard Colaço, Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Dr Pooja Gulati, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
  • Dr Michael Naughton, Consultant Rheumatologist

Nurse

  • Mr Michael Williams, Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist