The rheumatology service aims to provide comprehensive, individual care for patients with inflammatory arthritis.
We are based at:
Westmount Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre
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Blood tests (phlebotomy 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.
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
Wednesday: 9am to 11.50am
You need to make an appointment. Call reception on +44 (0) 1534 443062
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 staff
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 support 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 Spondylitis 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 website, Fibromyalgia association UK and National Osteoporosis Society