Our team of consultants, specialist nurses and support staff in our rheumatology service are using the latest cutting edge technology to diagnose and treat conditions which affect your joints.

We treat the following conditions:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • lupus

Marvellous service. I’ve got my life back.

To make sure you have the best quality of life, we need to see you as early as possible when you start having any symptoms. If we can diagnose your condition early we can start your treatment and have the best chance of improving your condition.

We will see you at our clinics to make sure your treatment is working for you. If you have any problems we have a direct helpline you can ring it any time.

01642 624684
01429 522689
(both have 24 hour answer machines)

You will be referred to our team from your GP so it is important to see them first.

Making a referral

Health professionals should contact the department to make a referral


Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.30pm

University Hospital of North Tees
01642 624892 (reception)
01642 624873 (secretary)

University Hospital of Hartlepool
01429 522381 (reception)
01429 522689 (nursing office)

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