Clinics and wards used by the Rheumatology department

Nurse Shadean preparing medication

The Rheumatology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has a joint ward with the Dermatology department called Penguin Ward.


Penguin Ward has nine inpatient beds and is located on Level 6 of the Southwood Building.

When your child is due for admittance to the ward, you will receive a welcome pack containing information about what to expect and the facilities that will be available to you and your child.


We run our clinics in either the surgical outpatients on Level 2 of the Variety Club Building, or in the outpatients at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, which is located next door to GOSH.

Your clinician will tell you which clinic your child will attend.

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine outpatients

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine outpatients reception

We run the following outpatient clinics:

  • Urgent general rheumatology - Mondays

  • Podiatry - Tuesdays

  • Physiotherapy - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

  • Occupational therapy - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

  • Non-inflammatory musculo-skeletal pain syndrome - Wednesdays

  • Lupus - Thursdays, every fortnight

  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis - Thursdays, every fortnight

  • Ophthalmology - Thursdays and Fridays

  • Nurse education - Fridays

  • New patients and general referrals in the morning - Friday mornings

  • Follow-up and specialist referrals in the afternoon - Friday afternoons

  • Psychology - adhoc