Early arthritis clinic

The early arthritis clinic treats patients with joint pain or swelling, who might have inflammation of their joints (arthritis).

We aim to detect and treat arthritis as early as possible, tailoring the best possible therapy to each patient to prevent any inflammation-caused damage to the joints. To achieve this, our consultants, physiotherapists, specialist and research nurses, and ultrasound team work together with GPs.

We are funded by Arthritis Research UK to carry out research studies that will help us to better understand the cause of arthritis. We conduct clinical trials which test new medicines for arthritis patients. You have the opportunity to participate in research studies, and our research nurses can answer all your questions about this.