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West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's Rheumatology Service provides a comprehensive service for all Rheumatology problems including Inflammatory Arthritis, Soft Tissue problems, Multiple System disease (e.g. Lupus), Metabolic Bone Disease and Joint injections.

The service also provides specialist investigations e.g. DEXA scanning for Osteoporosis and musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning.


  • Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Outpatients Department on level 2 of the Verulam Wing
  • Watford General Hospital on level 1 of Main Block
  • St Albans Outpatient Department, Gloucester Wing

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Service / Department specialties

Inflammatory Arthritis, Soft Tissue problems, Multiple System disease and Metabolic Bone Disease including Osteoporosis.

Consultants and Staff

DEXA Nurses

  • Nicola Cassidy
  • Lena Bragg


Appointments are directly via the GP through:

  • Choose and Book
  • Paper referral
  • The Musculoskeletal triage service

Service / Department contact details

Hemel Hempstead Hospital:
Telephone: 01442 287049

Watford General Hospital:
Telephone: 01923 217520

St Albans City Hospital:
Telephone: 01727 897859


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