Assessment, treatment and clinics for patients suffering rheumatological conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and soft tissue rheumatism.

An older person rubs cream onto their hands, to help with joint pain.

Healthcare provided

The Barnsley Hospital Rheumatology team provide a diagnosis and treatment service for all rheumatological conditions and offer the following services and treatments:

  • injection clinics
  • paediatric clinics
  • day case treatments
  • early arthritis clinic
  • nurse clinics for disease and drug monitoring

The department also runs a special clinic to assess people with early inflammatory arthritis. If your GP refers you to this clinic you will usually be seen within two weeks.

We accept referrals from GPs or any NHS provider who requires a rheumatological opinion for the following conditions:

  • rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosis and other connective tissue diseases
  • gout
  • ankylosing spondylitis and inflammatory back pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders
  • soft tissue rheumatism

We also provide a monthly clinic in partnership with the orthopaedic consultants.

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Get in touch

For appointment queries call
01226 434343

For medication queries call
01226 432421 or 01226 432387

Call our advice line on
01226 434960

Accessibility and travel Information

Visit the AccessAble website for accessibility information and directions for visiting the rheumatology department at Barnsley Hospital.