In Southampton and Portsmouth referrals to the rheumatology service are primarily via your GP.
**UPDATE** Unfortunately, Solent NHS no longer provide a community rheumatology service in Southampton. The rheumatology service is now provided by the University Hospital Southampton Trust. It is based in the Southampton General Hospital. Patients/ health care professionals can contact them on 02381205352.
Dr Holroyd, Consultant Rheumatologist continues to hold an outlying clinic at the Stoneham Centre, Moorgreen Hospital. This includes a Multidisciplinary Team Meeting with the Solent MSK Team which provides Rheumatology support and education. This includes expert advice for the following rheumatic disorders::
- osteoarthritis, gout, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Connective tissue diseases (autoimmune diseases) such as lupus, polymyositis, Sjögren's syndrome and systemic sclerosis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica, giant cell arteritis and other forms of vasculitis
- Metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis