We provide a full range of care from the assessment to treatment of all types of rheumatic disease including disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons such as arthritis, connective tissue disease and degenerative joint disease.

The rheumatology unit is situated at entrance B, Lincoln County Hospital, near the physiotherapy department. There is car parking available near us.

The rheumatology department at Lincoln County Hospital is a multidisciplinary team comprising doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists supported by dedicated secretarial and administrative staff.

Our dedicated rheumatology team is situated in an independent self-contained unit within Lincoln County Hospital and provides outreach clinics at Boston, Grantham, Spalding and Skegness hospitals.

We undertake an active role in the education of undergraduates from the Nottingham medical school and Derby graduate entry medical school and therefore you may encounter students at your consultation.

We have an active research team and are taking part in national clinical trials. If you are interested in taking part in these then information can be obtained at your clinic or day case visit.

Information about your appointment

For first consultation appointments please bring:

  • A urine sample (or provide one on arrival)

Current medication information, bring one of the following:

  • A list
  • A current prescription
  • The boxes for the medications

Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to allow for:

  • Receptionist to check personal details
  • To provide a urine test if necessary
  • To check your weight
  • Contact details

Appointments office: (01522) 573200
For any query about your appointment. 9am to 4.30pm Monday – Friday

Nurse advice line: (01522) 573828 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Voicemail available when office unmanned for non-urgent messages.

For any advice if you are taking long term anti-rheumatic medication. Messages left on the answer machine will be answered. If you phone after 3pm or at the weekend, we will phone you back the next working day.

Blood form request line: (01522) 573828
This is an answer machine service. This is to request blood forms if you are taking long term anti-rheumatic medication. Please allow two weeks for the forms to be sent to you.

Please remember to have your hospital reference number and your telephone number available when you contact us. If the answer machine is on, please leave a message and we will phone you back. Please speak slowly and clearly to make sure we get all your details.