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Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical nurse specialists provide support and advice at both New Cross and Cannock Chase Hospital  sites.

They run a variety of clinics to monitor your overall condition.

We are currently ensuring every patient is  aware of the  clinical nurse specialist within our rheumatology team, through the issue provision of our dedicated advice line number, this will give you added confidence and ensure the provision of continuous care. Please be aware at times you may not see the same nurse due to study or annual leave, but please be reassured that we will endeavour to ensure your care is well co-ordinated.


Biologics Drugs

As a multidisciplinary team we work with patients to try to enable the highest standard of care possible.  We have a dedicated team who are responsible for the administration, assessment, and evaluation and monitoring of the Biologics Service.

Advice Lines

At the New Cross Hospital site there is a dedicated advice line which is available Monday to Friday from 9am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm. The calls are manned by a rheumatology administrator.

At times we may have to utilise the answer machine but we will endeavour to return your call within 24-48hrs hours, therefore please do not use this phone line in an emergency.

The advice line deals with the following:-

  • Flare of condition
  • Rapid access review
  • Medication advice

Blood Monitoring

Blood monitoring at New Cross Hospital has recently changed and there is no longer an appointment system in place.

An appointment for blood monitoring can be made at your GP practice or the Phoenix Walk-in Centre. There are also various health centres in the area that can provide this drop-in service, for details and venues please download the below document. 

Phlebotomy (blood test) drop-in clinics (PDF, 189Kb)

If you require blood monitoring whilst attending a rheumatology appointment, a member of staff will take you to the Outpatients department. 

The clinical nurse specialist will advise you on the frequency of your required blood tests. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further queries.


Nurse led rapid access

This service has been developed  following feedback from patients. The reviews are as a result of our advice line and entail a patient assessment Das score medication titration and if appropriate administration of a steroid injection.

This is managed by our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm.


Division / Speciality

Division 3


New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
WV10 0QP

Zone A
Location Number: A29
Floor Level: Ground

Nearest Car Park: P1

Click here for travel directions to New Cross Hospital 

Rheumatology Centre
Second Floor
Cannock Chase Hospital
Brunswick Road
WS11 5XY

Click here for travel directions to Cannock Chase Hospital

Contact Details


Cannock Chase Hospital:
01543 576453
9am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Monday to Friday with an answerphone service at all other times.

New Cross Hospital:
01902 695491
9am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm Monday to Friday with an answerphone service at all other times.

For up to date times of operation, please refer to the helpline answerphone.

Opening / Visiting times

Our specialist nurses
see patients during office hours, Monday to Friday.

The helpline answerphone will have up to date details of the times of operation.

A Teaching Trust of the University of Birmingham

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New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
Telephone: 01902 307999

Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 572757

West Park Hospital Park Road West Wolverhampton WV11 4PW
Telephone: 01902 444000