The TeMS Rheumatolgy Service is a joint enterprise between the Community Health Trust and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS Foundation Trust.
The Service treats patients with rheumatological conditions.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to recent national guidance we are taking a number of precautions to reduce risk to our patients.
All outpatient clinics are being reviewed and we are making changes to all planned appointments. Your outpatient appointment may be postponed to a later date or replaced with a telephone consultation in clinically urgent cases. The decision to delay or use telephone appointments is being made by the clinical team involved in your care.
The patient admin team are working as fast as possible to alert patients who have appointments over the next few days and weeks.
Please see the below document regarding important further information and guidance in relation to your condition.
We offer assessment and treatment of a range of rheumatolgical conditions as well as advice and guidance on managing these condtions. We offer a range of treatment and diganostics including:
- Bone denisty scanning
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Nerve conduction studies
- Commencement of medication
- Occupational therapy
The people we see
We see patients who require further treament for any rheumatological conditions. Some of these include:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus Erthematosus (SLE)
These are just a small number of the conditions seen within the service; there are many more rheumatological conditions the service are able to deal with.
New patients can be referred to the service by their General Practitioner via referral through TRAQS. The service is only available to Telford & Wrekin patients. We only accept referrals for adults aged 18 and over.
What to bring with you
On inital assessment patients should bring a detailed list of current medication. We also ask that a urine sample is brought to clinic with new patients although if this is difficult this can be done on site.
Where are we?
All clinics are held at our TeMS Rheumatology building, Euston House, except for one clinic a month which is held at Wellington Road Medical Practice, Newport.
- TeMS Rheumatology Service
- Wellington Road Surgery
Free parking is available at the clinic site but is limited. The clinic site is also located on a bus route. We are able to arrange transport for patients but only to those who qualify under a certain criteria.
TeMS Rheumatology Team
Appointments: 01952 204476
Email the team
Tel: 01952 204965
Dr O. El-Gaby
Tel: 01952 204476
Dr M Elhassan
Tel: 01952 204476
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sister A. Meadows
Tel: 01952 204476
Who are we?
We have a multidisciplinary team which offers a range of services including Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Healthcare Support Worker.
What is the Local Offer?
The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. You can find out more about information about this on our SEND reforms and Local Offers page.
TeMS Rheumatology is an element of The Telford Musculoskeltal Service offering specialist care to a variety of patients that require further care for some specialist health problems but do not require hospital treatment. Patients will be seen by either Consultants, specialist health care professionals or GPs with special interest in each specialty.
What do you provide to children and young people with an additional need and or disability 0-25yrs?
We see patients 18 years and over, transition clinics are run together with Paediatricians from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital throughout the year.
Who can use our service? Age? Disability?
New patients can be referred into the service by GPs via referral through TRAQS.
When and where is our service available?
Please see our "Where are we?" section (right-hand column) for the active list of clinic locations.
How can families contact the service?
Please see our "Contact us" section on this page (right-hand column).
For external agencies: is the service free or charged?
Is the service accredited? If so, by whom?
Care Quality Commission