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Rheumatology

The Rheumatology team provide a comprehensive range of general and specialist rheumatology clinical services to the population of York and North Yorkshire for patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal health problems.  This involves inpatient hospital care at York or Scarborough hospitals and outpatient clinics at York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton and Selby hospitals.

Our team is made up of staff from different specialist backgrounds who work together to deliver the best possible care for patients.


Rheumatology Covid-19 response

Where possible we will aim to carry out telephone or video consultations instead of face-to-face consultations. New patients or urgent patients may be seen face-to-face. Please follow the guidance on your appointment letter.

Please click on the links below for new advice during this time:


We see patients with varying musculoskeletal problems, primarily managing patients with inflammatory arthritis. Initially a member of the team will discuss your symptoms with you, determine how they affect your day to day activities and examine your joints.

Briefly these conditions include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Connective Tissue Diseases such as lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vasculitis

We also have musculoskeletal ultrasound assessment for diagnosing early inflammatory arthritis.


Our clinics

We hold regular clinics including joint injection clinics and intra-muscular steroid injection clinics at our outpatient departments in York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton and Selby hospitals.


Contact us

Our team contacted via switchboard for any specific queries not directly relating to outpatient appointments (which should be raised via the main hospital appointments office).

York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE
Telephone: (01904) 631313

Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QL
Telephone: (01723) 368111

Bridlington Hospital, Bessingby Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO16 4QP
Telephone: (01262) 606666

Malton Hospital, Middlecave Road, Malton, YO17 7NG
Telephone: (01653) 693041

Selby Hospital, Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9BX
Telephone: (01904) 724300


Support and advice about your condition or treatment

If you need support and advice about your condition and treatment including medication queries, contact the rheumatology advice line:

  • York: 01904 721854
  • Scarborough: 01723 385058

Please leave a message with your name, date of birth, telephone number and NHS number and we will get back to you as soon as we can. York patients only can also email us at: rheumemailadvice@york.nhs.uk.


Patient information leaflets

Information leaflets on specific conditions, treatment and management are available to order or download at: https://www.versusarthritis.org/order-our-information


Useful resources

Advice line

If you need advice about your condition and treatment including medication queries, contact the rheumatology advice line:

  • York: 01904 721854
  • Scarborough: 01723 385058

Leave a message with your name, date of birth, telephone number and NHS number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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