A number of transport strikes are due to take place in November and December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.


The rheumatology service at Evelina London diagnoses and treats rheumatological inflammatory conditions and provides rehabilitation services for those with musculoskeletal pain.

We are a specialist unit, covering south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Conditions we treat

Inflammatory conditions:

  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • juvenile systemic lupus erythematosis (lupus)
  • juvenile dermatomyositis
  • scleroderma
  • vasculitis
  • mixed connective tissue disorders
  • chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis
  • fever syndromes

Non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain:

  • biomechanical pain
  • chronic sports injuries
  • joint pain and other associations with hypermobile joints
  • chronic (long-term) musculoskeletal pain
  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • juvenile fibromyalgia and similar conditions

We also treat:

You can find out more about these conditions on NHS Choices.

Supporting transition

We provide specialist clinics for adolescents and young adults. This is to make sure we address their needs directly and help prepare their move to adult services. We usually ask to see young people on their own at the beginning of an appointment, if they are happy to do this, and invite parents in afterwards.

Our team

Our team is made up of a group of experts including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists.

We also work closely with the kidney, infectious diseases, dermatology, eye and gastroenterology services, as well as the adult rheumatology and INPUT pain management services to provide the best care possible for our patients with complex needs.

Nurse telephone helpline

If your child is an existing patient, you can book a telephone appointment online with a nurse to call you.

Please note: this service is only available for patients who have already attended clinic. It is not suitable for new patients.

How to find us

Our clinics are held in:

Level 0 - Ocean
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH


Penguin outpatient unit (PDF 135Kb)
3rd floor, staircase C, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase C.

Map of Third Floor, South Wing , St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 135Kb)