Rapid Access Early Inflammatory Arthritis

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Royal Free  offers EIA at all its main sites via the e-Referral service.

Rapid-access clinic with ultrasound imaging of the hands and wrists for patients suspected of early inflammatory arthritis (less than one year of symptoms), in particular, for those with suspected rheumatoid arthritis.

Access to rheumatology clinical nurse specialist support, education and DMARD blood-monitoring clinic follow-up.

If urgent advice required, contact rheumatology specialist registrars – t: 020 7794 0500 x38491, bleep 1806 or 1807.


Rapid-access clinic to see patients newly identified as being likely to have inflammatory arthritis within two weeks of referral and to institute disease-modifying therapy as rapidly as possible.

How to Refer


Complete referral form (see Downloads) and send via e-Referral.


Via e-Referral.

Contact Details


t: 020 3758 2042


t: 020 3447 9281

f: 020 3447 9728

e: uclh.rheumatology@nhs.net