Monthly and weekly axial spondyloarthritis clinic.
There’s a monthly clinic with the whole multidisciplinary team (rheumatology consultant, physiotherapist and specialist nurse) as well as a weekly extended scope physiotherapy AS clinic.
Patients can see either the clinical nurse specialist or the consultant depending on their needs. In-clinic physiotherapist does the BASMI measurements and offers specialist advice, education and refers on for the further therapy as required.
There is also a dedicated young adults Rheumatology team which will incorporate patients with JIA – enthesitis type or an early evolving AS in those aged 16-25.
Rheumatologists with an interest in AS are Dr Lisa Dunkley.
The team also covers Northern General Hospital.