How frequently will I be seen within the community rheumatology service?

If you have been recently transferred into the service, and you are continuing to manage your condition well, you will hear from our Referral Management Centre to book your next appointment, ahead of your due date. After an initial appointment,

If you have been recently transferred into the service, and you are continuing to manage your condition well, you will hear from our Referral Management Centre to book your next appointment, ahead of your due date.

After an initial appointment, patients can typically expect an annual review, unless advised otherwise by the Clinical Nurse Specialist during the appointment. Examples of this would be in cases of diagnostic reviews, or if deemed as clinically appropriate by the Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Patients will also have access to a telephone appointment provided by a Clinical Nurse Specialist within 24-hours or a face to face appointment within 48 hours* in cases of flares.

*Please note – 48-hour face to face appointments may be offered at a different clinic to a patient’s usually allocated venue, subject to venue availability.