About the Rheumatology department

The Rheumatology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is the largest paediatric rheumatology department in the UK. We are a pioneering centre for research into musculoskeletal conditions.

We treat, in accordance with the national guidelines, patients with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. We offer an assessment service for children with non-inflammatory rheumatological problems. We work closely with other specialist departments within the hospital including:

We are a multidisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, podiatrists, nurses and administrators who all work together to support our patients and their families.

Each year, the Rheumatology department sees almost 6,000 outpatients and treats almost 4,000 children as inpatients (including day cases).

We also work in the adolescent unit at the University College Hospital, London. Our patients will be transferred to this clinic between the ages of 14 and 16 to allow treatment in an age-specific environment and to facilitate easier transfer to adult clinics at the age of 19.