It is recognised as one of the leading paediatric rheumatology units in the UK. It provides the highest level of specialist care to children and adolescents across the region.The department is leading in paediatric research with links to all major centres across the UK and around the world.
The senior doctors are aiming to improve the care of children and young people with rheumatic disorders.
UK’s First Ever Centre Of Excellence for Juvenile-Onset Lupus
We have recently been made the UK’s first ever “Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus” by LUPUS UK. (The major UK-charity supporting patients and their families with lupus) It was awarded to us as a result of the excellent clinical care combined with research to help children with lupus.
Clinical Care in Paediatric Rheumatology
We care for patients with severe chronic inflammatory conditions. Some are life-long and can have an enormous impact on the child and adolescent, as well as the wider family. Many conditions can affect different parts of the Body, are rare and difficult to diagnose. We work closely with other specialists at Alder Hey to get accurate diagnosis.
Treatments include a wide range of drugs and therapies along with an expert team.
We believe that patients have a right to be involved in research and clinical trials to address gaps in knowledge that exist about their condition. We are a leading clinical research department and provide all patients with this opportunity.
Clinical Rheumatic Disorders
- The Department looks after children with conditions including:
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus
- Juvenile dermatomyositis
- Childhood scleroderma
- Systemic vasculitis
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Chronic musculoskeletal regional pain syndromes as well as a wide range of other inflammatory conditions.
- Mechanical disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system
Please contact us via switchboard on 0151 228 4811 or call:
- Catherine Sumner, Secretary to the Consultants: 0151 282 4521
- Nurse specialists: 0151 293 3556
- Clinical Rheumatology Research Nurse: 0151 252 5859
- Physiotherapy Department: 0151 252 5236
- Rheumatology Doctor’s bleep: (During office hours, if nurses or secretaries unavailable): via Switchboard 0151 228 4811
- UK JSLE Cohort study & Repository: 0151 293 3566
Please note this information only gives general information. You must consult the appropriate member of staff if you wish to discuss the individual treatment of your child. Do not rely on this information alone for information about your child’s treatment.