Rheumatology Day Unit, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Contact
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3397 / 8359 / 2267 / 2391
Rheumatology helpline: 01268 598461


Opening times:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Who the service is for

Adults with rheumatic conditions.

About the service

The Rheumatology Department offers assessment and treatment for rheumatic conditions including:

  • Inflammatory arthritis - rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Connective tissue diseases - SLE (Lupus), Sjorgren's syndrome, systemic sclerosis, myositis, PMR, GCA and other vasculitis and auto-immune disorders
  • Metabolic bone disease – osteoporosis, male osteoporosis, young osteoporosis, eating disorders, Paget's disease and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Regional musculoskeletal problems and Fibromyalgia

The service offers the following procedures:

    • diagnostic procedures such as muscle biopsies and lip biopsies
    • joint injections, including image guided injections for joints such as hip and Caudal epidural injection
    • intravenous treatments - biologics, cytotoxic, IV bisphosphonates
    • outpatient clinics for biologic screening, DMARD monitoring
    • electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) services (on specialist referral)
    • musculoskeletal ultrasound

Outpatient clinics are held at Basildon and Orsett Hospitals, and include:

    • early arthritis clinic
    • connective tissue diseases clinic
    • 'one stop' osteoporosis clinic, including DEXA scan
    • combined paediatrics/rheumatology clinic
    • musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • EMG clinic
    • injection clinics

The Rheumatology Department is involved in many research studies and patients may be offered the opportunity to participate if they are eligible.

 

Useful links

NHS ChoicesVisit our section on NHS Choices

 

safeguardingVisit our safeguarding page

 healthwatchClick here for Your one-stop-shop for information about health and care services in your area.

Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

How to find us

Click here for more information on how to get to our hospitals

Back to top