Rheumatology frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions for parents and visitors, from the Rheumatology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
We have also provided some website links which you may find useful.

I have a query about a medication, who should I contact?

Call the Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) via extension 7887. Please note, GOSH does not provide routine prescriptions. Regular medications need to be prescribed by your GP or local paediatrician.
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I have a query about a routine/monitoring blood results, who should I contact?

Please ring extension 1236. If you have a concern about an out-of-range result, please contact the CNS via extension 7887.
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I want to know if my child has a date for their joint injection, who should I contact?

Call extension 0125 for injections under general anaesthetic. Call extension 5938 for injections under entonox.
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I have a query about my child’s admission or infusion date, who should I contact?

Call extension 5938.
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My child has been seen in the MDT (hypermobility/pain) clinic and is under the care of the physiotherapy department. I have a query about his/her care, who should I contact?

Call extension 0126.
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My child is on immunosuppressant medication and has come into contact with chicken pox. I am not sure what to do, who should I contact?

Call your local hospital for advice. Further information can be found on our website.
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Can my child have the flu/tetanus/HPV vaccine?

Yes. These are all inactivated vaccines and we encourage all our patients to have these specific vaccines. Remember, patients on immunosuppressants cannot have live vaccines such as the MMR or BCG.
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I have a query about a clinic letter, who should I contact?

Call the Rheumatology Medical Secretaries on extension 7887.
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