Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic - Royal Free

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This service provides a rapid-access clinic with ultrasound imaging of the hands and wrists for patients suspected of early inflammatory arthritis (less than one year of symptoms), in particular for those with suspected rheumatoid arthritis.

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses

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Referral methods: e-Referrals, Email

Appointments can be made following a referral from a GP, and may be made through the choose and book system, or as tertiary referrals from other hospitals.

Patients are seen within three weeks of referral, with initiation of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as appropriate within six weeks of referral.