About this service

Joint inflammation

Colchester Hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01206 742 670

Ipswich Hospital

Clinics are held at Ipswich Hospital.

Rheumatology advice line: 01473 703315

All patients attending the Rheumatology Department at Ipswich Hospital are given details of the Rheumatology Advice Line. If they have concerns relating to their condition or treatment which cannot wait until their next appointment they can call this number for advice and support. Other health professionals may also use this service to access specialist advice.

The Advice Line is staffed from Monday – Friday by specialist nurse practitioners who aim to return all calls within two working days. An answerphone is in use at busy times. To facilitate a prompt response messages left should include the patient’s full name, hospital number and a contact telephone number, as well as a brief outline of the reason for calling.

Please note that this service is not available at weekends or on bank holidays and there will be a delay in responding to calls left at these times.

 

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Clinics

Location

Use hospital entrance 5 to access the Rheumatology department.  The department has wheelchairs for patients who are not able to walk from the car park.

 

 

 

Contact

01473 703 526

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please call and let us know.

Aldeburgh Hospital

Clinics are held at this hospital.

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Clinics

Contact

01728 451 600

Clacton Hospital

Clinics are held in Ivy Benson House on Mondays and Thursdays.

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Clinics

Contact

01206 741 678

Felixstowe Hospital

Clinics are held at this hospital.

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Clinics

Contact

01394 458 820

Halstead Hospital

Clinics are held at this hospital on Wednesdays.

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Clinics

Contact

01787 273 110

Harwich Hospital

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Clinics

Location

Clinics are held at this hospital on Mondays.

Contact

01255 201 200

In the community

Ipswich Hospital consultants run clinics at:

  • Hadleigh Health Centre
  • Lambsale Health Centre
  • Saxmundham Health
  • Violet Hill Health Centre, Stowmarket

Joint inflammation service

We help patients with many rheumatic conditions. These include:

  • Tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Polymyalgia

There are over 200 forms of rheumatic disease. Over nine million people in the UK have some form of arthritis.

We work with other medical teams to support our patients. These include podiatry, orthotics, nutition, orthopaedics and respiratory medicine (chest clinic).

For information about joint inflammation please see the NHS Choices website.

 

You may find the following websites a useful source of information and support:

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