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Lincoln County Hospital

  • Monthly axial SpA (AS) clinic
  • The team comprises of a consultant, muscoloskeletal physiotherapist and occupational therapist with a clinical nurse practitioner on site
  • The department has developed supportive educational materials to provide patients with an overview of various services and what to expect during their visit to the clinic
  • The department has also provided GPs with a referral criteria for services, and have held several educational meetings with GPs in the area to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of this debilitating condition
  • The rheumatologist with an interest in axial SpA (AS) is Dr Shaza Obaid
  • The rheumatology department covers a vast area of Lincolnshire and provides a general rheumatology service in addition to special interest clinics. They are supported by a fantastic team of clinical nurse specialists, very experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists and occupational therapists
  • The department also has an infusion unit where delivery of biologic therapies and osteoporosis treatment takes place
  • The team also covers Grantham and District Hospital