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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

TeMS Rheumatology

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.

Rheumatology Patient Advice During Coronavirus

Service Information for Patients - COVID-19

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Our services

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:

Diagnostics:

  • Bone denisty scanning
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • X-Rays

Treatment:

  • Commencement of medication
  • Injections
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy

The people we see

We see patients who require further treament for any rheumatological conditions. Some of these include:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
    Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • 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

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
    Euston House
    Euston Way
    Telford
    TF3 4LY
  • Wellington Road Surgery
    Wellington Road
    Newport
    TF10 7HG

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.

Contact us

Contact us

TeMS Rheumatology Team
Appointments: 01952 204476
Helpline: 07971357259
Email the team

Service Manger
Claire Horsfield
Tel: 01952 204965
claire.horsfield2@nhs.net

Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr O. El-Gaby
Tel: 01952 204476

Consultant Rheumatologist
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.

Patient Information

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and our "Local Offer"

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.

Service Description

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?

Free

Is the service accredited? If so, by whom?

Care Quality Commission

How can families complain if they are not happy with the service?

All complaints are handled by our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Complaints teams.

Next review due: 1 September 2020