Our multidisciplinary team cares for patients with arthritis, musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disorders.

Our service

The rheumatology service manages complex rheumatological disorders. We can administer drugs by injection and/or infusion. We also provide joint aspiration and injection and soft tissue injections. The service also offers joint fluid analysis by polarised light microscopy to confirm diagnosis of crystal-induced arthritis such as gout.

What type of conditions do we treat?

  • Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatological disorders such as lupus, vasculitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Crystal deposition diseases such as gout
  • Complicated osteoarthritis

We have a dedicated team that includes doctors and clinical nurse specialists. Our service works very closely with other health and social care professionals including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and our radiology colleagues for diagnosis and treatment.

Education and research

Rheumatology research at UCD is described on the following websites:

Our consultants

Referral information

We only accept GP referrals or internal hospital referrals.

Your appointment

You will need a referral letter from your GP to make an appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, please contact us soon as possible.

When you come in for your appointment, make sure to bring any blood results, X-ray or MRI results or similar and CD if available. Please bring the list of your current medications.