Rheumatology Department

The Rheumatology Department provides in-patient, out-patient and day case care to patients with a wide range of rheumatological conditions.  The department also offers a blood monitoring service for patients who are receiving disease modifying drugs, to ensure safe and therapeutic ranges are achieved.

The approach to care in Rheumatology is a multi-disciplinary approach and we work closely with therapy services including physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Joint clinics are carried out with other specialties for conditions such as osteoporosis and ultra-sound imaging in rheumatoid arthritis.



Clinical Director
Dr Sean Fenwick – 0191 565 6256 ext 47226

Directorate Manager
Rachael Gallagher – 0191 565 6256 ext 47148

Miriam Davison

Monitoring Nurse Helpline 
0191 569 9600 – this is an answerphone service, we aim to reply to your message within 24 hours.



The Rheumatology Outpatient Department is is situated within the Chester Wing Outpatient Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Out-patient clinics are also held at the Galleries Health Centre and Monkwearmouth Hospital.



Arthritis Care
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
Arthritis Research
British Sjogren’s Syndrome Association
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
National Osteoporosis Society
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Scleroderma Society
The Lupus Site