Rheumatology Services

The Children’s Rheumatology Service diagnose and treat musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions including arthritis and joint pain.

Essential Information


Children’s Outpatients
Kingfisher Building
Pink Zone
Ground Floor
Lewisham Hospital

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020 8333-3000 ext. 6824

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Who is the service for?

The service is for children and young people up to the age of 16.

What conditions does the department treat?

The service treats a number of musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Musculo-skeletal pain
  • Hypermobility
  • Regional pain
  • Connective tissue disease

What services are provided?

  • Holistic medical assessment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Access to local orthotic service
  • Referrals to psychological and occupational therapy services, as appropriate
  • School liaison

How can you get a referral?

Children can be referred by their GP or by healthcare professionals from other NHS trusts.

Why choose the Lewisham Children’s Rheumatology Service?

  • It is a long-standing multi-disciplinary service with extensive experience of managing children with  Rheumatological problems.
  • Clinical services are provided by a Consultant Rheumatologist and Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Paediatric Rheumatology


Key staff

  • Dr John Stroobant, Consultant Paediatrician