New Cross Hospital

Weekly axial spondyloarthritis clinic.

AS Rehabilitation services are available at Cannock Chase Hospital. There is a large gym, hydrotherapy pool and experienced staff. We have access to in-patients beds as required. The occupational therapy team have a light and heavy workshop that suitable patients can be referred into, as well as advice on vocational needs and fatigue management. We have introduced a flare management pathway. All appropriate patients will have an opportunity to participate in research and clinical trials on both sites. We have good access to relevant services in other departments as required. Currently we are in the process of setting up an education course.

Rheumatologists with an interest in AS are Dr Nick Barkham and Dr Hem Sapkota.

Multi disciplinary team including a specialist consultant, clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist in a clinic which runs weekly at New Cross Hospital. There is also a monthly multi disciplinary clinic and physiotherapy clinic at Cannock Chase Hospital.

The team also covers Cannock Chase Hospital.