Rheumatology information for professionals

Our consultants

Illustration of female doctor There is always a consultant on service between 9.00am and 5.00pm and on-call out of hours. We are always available to discuss new patients or be updated about our shared patients.

We actively encourage all our colleagues to discuss their concerns as early as possible no matter how minor or serious the problem may appear to you.

To contact our consultants call us on 0121 333 8208.

Trainees and Fellowships

We have opportunities for trainees and post Certificate of Complete (CCT) fellowships, subject to funding availability. We also encourage trainees pursuing a career in paediatric rheumatology to get in touch with us for sampling clinics/weeks or even short projects. For further information and enquiries please contact our secretary, Wendy Hayes on w.hayes@nhs.net.


We are often approached about new research opportunities and are delighted to take part in any projects that we feel would benefit our patients and the wider research community.

Please don’t hesitate to approach the team about any of our research projects. For professionals and industry, please get in touch with the Local Clinical Research Network, Division 3 Site identification: bwc.research@nhs.net.

Our current research projects include:

  • Etanercept Cohort Study
  • Biologics in Childhood Rheumatic Diseases
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis Cohort Biomarker Study and Repository (UK and Ireland)
  • UK Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Cohort Study and Repository
  • Chronic childhood vasculitis: Characterising the individual rare diseases to improve patient outcomes
  • MyPan - An Open Label Randomised Controlled Trial of Mycophenolate Mofetil Versus Cyclophosphamide for the Induction of Remission of Childhood Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Assessment of a web-based tool for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) coupled with standard care, versus standard care alone: a randomised controlled trial
  • Steroid Induction Regimen for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • CAPTURE JIA: Achieving Uniform and Optimal Data Collection to Improve Patient Care for Children and Young People with JIA
  • 100,000 Genomes Project