Rheumatology deals with the care of patients with conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including joint diseases (arthritis), bone and muscle diseases, and conditions affecting soft tissues.

At Spire Washington Hospital, our rheumatologists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists and specialist nurses. They liaise with other hospital specialists and have close links with general practitioners, ensuring appropriate early specialist referral and ongoing care of patients with joint problems.

Our rheumatology consultants provide treatment for:

  • Undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

We are able to provide top quality, affordable patient care, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation with a single-point of referral, short waiting times, and with appointment and treatment times to suit the patient.

The hospital benefits from on-site X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and works closely with GPs to ensure they are kept up-to-date with the very latest in treatment technology.


Insured Patients
Simply visit your GP and ask them to refer you to a consultant who practises at Spire Washington hospital. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first out-patient appointment on 0191 418 8636.

Self Pay Patients
For self-pay treatments, simply call us on 0191 418 8687 to request a guide price or to discuss your personal situation.

For all other enquiries please call the hospital on 0191 415 1272

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