Patients and Visitors
To all our patients, please read the letter and flowcharts below to help answer your queries regarding your drug regime during COVID-19.
If you fall into the 'shielding' category, ie highest risk/most vulnerable could you please contact rheumatology by emailing the nurse advice inbox – email@example.com or by leaving a message on the nurse advice line 01752 439688. This will help us coordinate with the GP service regarding your ongoing care.
Courtesy of the Rheumatology Department at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust below is a presentation providing advice to patients during COVID-19.
How can you get assistance with foods and medicines if you are shielding?
Ask family, friends and neighbours to support you and use online services. If this is not possible, then the public sector, business, charities and the general public are gearing up to help those advised to stay at home. Please discuss your daily needs during this period of staying at home with carers, family, friends, neighbours or local community groups to see how they can support you. Please visit gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable to register for the support that you need. This includes help with food, shopping deliveries and additional care you might need.
Further advice is available from the following links:
General Rheumatology advice is available below:
These numbers are for existing Rheumatology patients only and should not be used for queries about appointments, for this please refer to your last appointments letter.
Rheumatology Nurses Advice Line Number: 01752 439688 This is a voicemail service. Please leave your name, your date of birth or hospital number, a contact number where we can reach you during office hours and a short message with your clinical query, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A member of the clinical team will return your call within one or two working days.
Secretary contact numbers below. Please note, for the immediate future, all telephones are being diverted to one number as many of our team are working from home. Please leave your message and we will arrange for someone to get back to you as soon as they can.