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The Department has 5-10 inpatients per week and receives 5 -15 inpatient consults per week.
All outpatient clinics at Liverpool Hospital are supervised by a consultant rheumatologist. All new patients are reviewed by the consultant and all follow-up patients are discussed with or reviewed by the consultant. Letters dictated to GPs and discharge summaries are regularly reviewed.
Advanced trainees attend a minimum of 4 outpatient clinics per week (general rheumatology and connective tissue disease) and attend specialist clincis e.g. paediatric clinic (monthly), adolescent transition care clinic (quarterly), pulmonary hypertension clinic (monthly), osteoporosis refracture prevention clinics and weekly Psoritaic arthritis /IBD research clinic. We have physiotherapists attend our Monday, Wednesday and Thursday general rheumatology clinics, which has increased our learning opportunities for trainees and allows for a patient-centred approach to care.
We have 7 active clinical trials recruiting and the AT has the opportunity to be involved in the trials. The Clinical Trials unit is supported by a full time clinical trials nurse. Trainees are supported to obtain GCP certification.
We receive referrals from general practitioners, private specialists and speciality clinics within SWSLHD. We also receive referrals from Liverpool ED and Liverpool Hospital inpatient and outpatient services.
Dr Geraldine Hassett
Phone: 02 8738 4088