Patients are often offered the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial as part of their ongoing care and treatment. This may allow them potential access to emerging treatments for arthritis, connective tissue disease, and pain management.
Taking part in a clinical trial may involve more hospital visits and investigations, i.e. blood tests, but this varies with every study. Participation is entirely voluntary and your details are kept confidential at all times.
We have a dedicated team of research nurses and support staff, conducting many different research studies/clinical trials in Rheumatology conditions at both Cannock Chase Hospital and New Cross Hospital.
Patients are referred by all members of the rheumatology team.
Key Staff / Consultants
- Cannock Consultant: Dr Tom Sheeran
- Cannock Lead Nurse: Julie Edwards
- New Cross Consultant: Dr Nick Barkham
- New Cross Lead Nurse: Marie Green