Lothian, the single largest rheumatology department in Scotland, has a dynamic team of dedicated rheumatology
specialists. From April 2018, there will be 10 consultants, four rheumatology trainees, a junior ward doctor,
a specialist rheumatology pharmacist, an occupational therapist, an osteoporosis specialist nurse
and five rheumatology specialist nurses.
Patients can also be referred to an occupational therapist who specialises in rheumatology.
There are many drugs now available to treat the rheumatic diseases. Many of them affect the immune system.
They can have side effects and some need to be monitored. This section will give you basic information on the medications
and trusted websites that will go into more detail.