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Arthritis (rheumatology service)

The rheumatology service aims to provide comprehensive, individual care for patients with inflammatory arthritis.

We are based at:
Westmount Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre
Westmount Road
St Helier

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Blood tests (phleboto​my service​)

​​If you have frequent blood tests because of your arthritis treatment, we also offer a phlebotomy service at the Jersey General Hospital and Westmount Centre.​        

Opening hours

​Jersey General Hospital Outpatient Department

​Monday to Thursday: 9am to 12 noon
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 2pm to 4pm 
Friday: 9.30am to 12 noon
Closed on bank holidays

​Westmount Centre

​Wednesday: 9am to 11.50am
You need to make an appointment. Call reception on +44 (0) 1534 443062

Our services

We offer the following services:

  • specialist service for patients with all types of rheumatological conditions

  • monitoring and management service for new patients with inflammatory arthritis

  • assessment and monitoring of patients undergoing biologic therapies

  • a telephone advice helpline for patients and families

  • podiatry service, based at the Jersey General Hospital. Referral is required from a medical professional

  • occupational therapy. Referral is required from a medical professional

​Your prescribed drug treatment

You can find out more about your prescribed drugs on the Versus Arthritis website.
If you are experiencing side effects or problems, contact your GP or the nurses on +44 (0) 1534 443053.

Our rheumatology staf​​f

The rheumatology service is staffed by the following people:​

  • Dr Mike Richardson: consultant for rheumatology
  • Dr Jon Bevan: Consultant Physician with specialist interest in rheumatology
  • Jane Abraham: Clinical Nurse Specialist, telephone +44 (0) 1534 443053
  • Julie Le Sueur: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Justine Rabet and Jean Barnett: Medical Secretaries, telephone +44 (0) 1534 443060 or +44 (0) 1534 443071)
  • Lynn Butel: Private Secretary (telephone +44 (0) 7700 810001)

Local charities and supp​ort groups

There are a few local charities and support groups that can help.

Pain Support Jersey

Pain Support's aim is to support fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers to live fulfilling lives despite their pain. They offer a range of activities.

The group meets Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Kings Centre, Clarkson House, Mont Cochon. You can call them on +44 (0) 7797 952165 or get more information on the Pain Support Jersey website.​

National Ankylosing Spondyliti​s ​​Society (NASS)

This group runs hydrotherapy and gym sessions on Monday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at the Jersey General Hospital. Each session costs £6.

Email Martin Postlethwaite or call him on +44 (0) 1534 618095. Find out more information on the NASS website.

​​Further online support, advice and guidance

Call the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society patient helpline on 0800 298 7650.

You can also get more information on the Psoriasis Association websiteFibromyalgia association UK and National Osteoporosis Society​ ​

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