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Paediatric Rheumatology - Draft

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The paediatric rheumatology service and BRCH accepts referrals for a variety of rheumatological conditions in children aged under 16 including:

Please see their webpage at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - What we do | University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust ( for further details.


Before Referral

Clinical Knowledge Summaries has information about managment of a range of musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions in children which may be useful before considering referral:

Developmental rheumatology in children | Health topics A to Z | CKS | NICE

There is no formal Paediatric Rheumatology Advice and Guidance service for BNSSG but you can bleep the paediatric rheumatology trainee via UHB switchboard during working hours if advice is needed.


Referral to paediatric rheumatology is available via eRS for patients aged under 16 years.

For patients aged 16 and over please refer to adult services: Rheumatology (Remedy BNSSG ICB)


Efforts are made to ensure the accuracy and agreement of these guidelines, including any content uploaded, referred to or linked to from the system. However, BNSSG ICB cannot guarantee this. This guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer, in accordance with the mental capacity act, and informed by the summary of product characteristics of any drugs they are considering. Practitioners are required to perform their duties in accordance with the law and their regulators and nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.

Information provided through Remedy is continually updated so please be aware any printed copies may quickly become out of date.