January 2016

Welcome to the Clyde Rheumatology website!

Pain In A Woman's BodyWe hope to provide regular information about out service and new treatments available for rheumatology patients.

Clyde Rheumatology department is based across 3 sites (Royal Alexandra Hospital, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Vale of Leven Hospital). We also provide a service to the Western Isles.

We work as a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists. We also work closely with lots of other specialists within the 3 hospitals.

Some us of work one on hospital site and some several sites.

We have day units with infusion facilities at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Inverclyde Royal Hospital and have out patient clinics and physiotherapy and occupational therapy at all 3 sites.
We have a weekly specialist foot clinic at the RAH in addition to community podiatry at many locations.
Our contact numbers are listed on the website and there are also cards at clinics with our contact details.

We are hoping to trial email access for patients to the clinical teams at RAH and Vale of Leven. We will let you know when this is established and we see if this can help to allow better communication between patient and the rheumatology team.

We are very keen to have contributions from patients to our website and are in contact with the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) to arrange this but we would welcome any patient with wished to contribute to our blog regarding their experience with their illness or to raise the profile of any local support groups.

We have linked to medication information from the Arthritis Research UK website which is an excellent source of information and I hope you find it useful.

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