Our Rheumatology department looks after people who suffer from diseases affecting their joints, bones and muscles. The service we offer covers:
- General rheumatology clinics
- Acute back pain management
- Inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
- Various auto-immune conditions, such as SLE, scleroderma and polymyositis
- Vasculitic conditions
- Infections of bone, joints and spine.
We are able to prescribe current drugs for managing inflammatory arthritis and osteoporosis. We also have strong links with other departments such as Radiology (x-ray) and immunology to help manage our patients' conditions.
We offer a monthly young adult clinic for patients between 16 and 24 years old and a weekly bone clinic for metabolic bone disorders and osteoporosis. Nurse-led clinics support the management of patients with inflammatory arthropathies and those using biologic agents such as TNF alpha therapy and rituximab.
Clinics are provided at both Epsom and St Helier hospitals. We can usually provide urgent appointments if requested by your GP.
Dr Ritu Malaiya consultant rheumatologist and clinical lead
Dr Oliver Duke, consultant rheumatologist and physician
Dr Fazal Sheikh, consultant rheumatologist
Dr Feryal Malik, consultant rheumatologist
Dr Mehdi Mirzadazeh, consultant in metabolic medicine
Josephine Walmsley, clinical nurse specialist in rheumatology
Jackie Sherrin, clinical nurse specialist in rheumatology
Dida Cankov, clinical nurse specialist in rheumatology
Specialist trainee in rheumatology (rotating post)
GP trainee in rheumatology (rotating post)
Sue Leach, patient pathway coordinator
Amanda Crick, patient pathway coordinator
Zoe Maunsell, patient pathway coordinator
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Epsom and St Helier hospitals
Tel: 020 8296 2473
POD email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurses helpline: 020 8296 2191
National Arthritis Research (opens in a new window) charity with information sheets on both rheumatological conditions and their treatments.
UK Gout Society (opens in a new window), includes dietary advice sheet.
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (opens in a new window), includes downloadable comprehensive exercise guidance.
Osteoporosis risk calculator, usually used in conjunction with your GP or hospital specialist to decide on need for treatment