Darent Valley Hospital

Monthly axial spondyloarthritis clinic on 5th Thursday of a month.

Specialist nurse sits alongside the consultant specialist, and we are in the process of getting a physiotherapist to attend.

Rheumatologists with an interest in AS are Dr A A Jilani.

We have a very helpful secretary who is up-to-date with the needs of AS patients, and promptly deals with funding requests for biologic therapy for qualifying patients. We have three very experienced Specialist Nurses. They are well versed in carrying out measures such as BASMI and proactively screen patients for treatment escalation to biologic therapy. We also have a close relationship with an ophthalmologist.

The team also covers Chelsea & Westminster Hospital