The rheumatology service forms part of a range of services provided by the Sussex MSK Partnership. The aim of the service is to provide patients with a high quality service that is based in a community setting, such as at a GP surgery.

COVID-19 Information

Some patients with inflammatory conditions are considered at higher risk of contracting Covid-19. To check your level of Coronavirus risk please refer to the flowchart linked here.

If you are well, do NOT stop taking your anti-rheumatic medication unless advised to do so by your Rheumatology team. By stopping your medication you may be more likely to flare which could put you at increased risk of contracting any infection.

Do NOT stop steroid treatment suddenly.

To protect yourself and others, please wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, cough into a tissue and discard immediately, avoid touching your face and avoid contact with anyone who is unwell.​


For health and wellbeing information you can visit our dedicated Health & Wellbeing page. Weight management, activity guidance, and smoking and alcohol support can all help to improve pre-operative and post-operative recover.

The Community Rheumatology Service


Hypermobility Sprectrum Disorder and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Inflammatory Arthritis


The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is a UK wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis. NOS produces a wide range of information leaflets, booklets and factsheets for people living with osteoporosis and for those wanting to improve their bone health. The charity also provides a free osteoporosis helpline and self-management support groups.

Self Management for osteoperosis

Support and advice can be gained from NOS by contacting nurses@nos.org.uk

The Brighton & Hove National Osteoporosis Society support group meets at Maycroft Manor Care Home in Brighton (2-8 Carden Avenue, BN1 8NA) every first Wednesday of the month from 14.30 to 16.00. There are no meetings in January and August.

For information about osteoporosis please click on the recommended links:

An introduction to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis support groups and advice

My life Brighton & Hove – an on-line directory listing local Brighton & Hove and national organisations / services to support everyday living.

Psoriatic Arthritis


Links to Other Helpful Resources