The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Children's Rheumatology

Welcome to Children's Rheumatology



The Leeds Paediatric Rheumatology team see children and young people with persistent musculo-skeletal concerns from North and West Yorkshire, as well as parts of South Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Children and Young People's Rheumatology Network

Our department is made up of doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a psychologist and a youth worker. Meet the Team

We are happy to assess children and young people with persistent musculo-skeletal concerns or symptoms suggestive of an inflammatory condition affecting joints, muscles, connective tissue, bones and blood vessels. Links to further information about the conditions we manage can be found through our Charity & Support Links Website Page.

Referrals to the team can be made via your GP or hospital doctor.

New referrals for young people after their 16th birthday are usually advised to go directly to an adult Rheumatology team.

Our vision

To be recognised as the best Paediatric Rheumatology Service in the UK through:

  1. Providing outstanding patient-centred care
  2. Having open and collaborative communication
  3. Innovation
  4. Optimising resources.

Contact us for additional information.