The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do


The hospital is home to the Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre (CHOC), a dedicated centre for the diagnosis, management and treatment of adult patients with upper limb, hip and knee and foot and ankle complaints. With outpatients, theatre services and diagnostics on site as well as associated specialist Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, the unit was designed to provide excellent, comprehensive and rapid recovery care for our patients.


The Dermatology Department of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals dates back to 1901 and moved into newly refurbished premises at Chapel Allerton Hospital in 2012. The service is now the most comprehensive in its history, with 14 consultants, 6 specialist registrars and a nursing team more than 20 strong offering a wide range of specialist expertise to patients across the North of England with more than 50.000 attendances per year.


Internationally renowned for the management and investigation of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, the service has been recognised as a centre of excellence in Rheumatology by the European League against Rheumatism since 2005, the European Centre of Excellence for Rheumatology status since 2008 and acts as a regional hub for Yorkshire and the Humber region.

The service is centrally based at Chapel Allerton Hospital but provides care across the Trust and includes some inpatient facilities at St James's Hospital. The outpatient service at Chapel Allerton Hospital is well suited to provide a wide spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders with its dedicated diagnostic suite including MRI and ultrasound.

The Rheumatology team in Chapel Allerton is the most cited in the country and it is world renowned for having changed the practice in Rheumatology at a national and an international level over the last 20 years. Our comprehensive team of consultants, Specialist nurses, allied Health professionals including physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Podiatrists, specialist doctors in training and research staff are dedicated to improving the quality of the care we can offer and ultimately the quality of life for our patients.

Clinical Genetics

Another specialist service based at Chapel Allerton Hospital is the Department of Clinical Genetics. This is a regional service that provides a specialist diagnostic and counselling service for patients affected or at risk of genetic conditions. Clinics are held in various locations across the Trust and throughout the Yorkshire region.

Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU)

The LMBRU is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded centre of excellence for translational musculoskeletal research. As partnership collaboration between the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and the University of Leeds, the LMBRU strives to deliver excellence in patient based research.

Neuro Rehabilitation

The Neurological Rehabilitation service for Leeds, is a nationally and internationally highly regarded National Demonstration Centre in Rehabilitation. The Demonstration Centre works closely with the Academic Unit, and the Rehabilitation Division of the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Research Unit. The approach of both service and research has the aim of promoting the best practice to enable people with disabilities to live optimally.