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Rheumatology Service

Your GP will refer you to our Rheumatology Service if you have inflammatory disorders of your joints and connective tissue, osteoarthritis, back pain and regional and wide spread pain syndromes (soft tissue rheumatism).          

We provide a high quality multidisciplinary service if you require treatment and support in an inpatient or outpatient setting. This service is all about reducing the risk of the condition affecting your daily living activities. Our treatments are also there to alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life as well as educating you about self management of care.

We have a day case procedure-based services at Arrowe Park Hospital plus outpatient clinics at Arrowe Park Hospital, Clatterbridge Hospital and Victoria Central Health Centre.

The team includes two consultants, three specialist nurses, junior medical staff and two research nurses. There are a six consultant clinics per week with provision for joint injections and a nurse specialist delivered clinic for patients needing rapid access. An early inflammatory arthritis clinic is being established which will include on the day ultrasound. 

Consultants/Senior Staff:

Yee Ho Chiu

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Dr Yee Ho Chiu


Consultant Rheumatologist


Rheumatic disease MSK disorders and ultrasound Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain epidemiology Neuro-processing in FMS Clinical trials Rheumatic disease

Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Liverpool Clinical service Lead

MBChB 1993, MRCP 1999, PhD 2004

Member Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

Emmanuel George

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Dr Emmanuel George PhD FRCP


Consultant Physician


Osteoporosis Crystal Arthritis Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Inflammatory joint diseases Principle investigator in multiple clinical trials

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Liverpool Clinical Sub Dean


British Medical Association Royal College of Physicians British Society Rheumatology (BSR) BSR Council member Chair Regional National Osteoporosis Society Regional Advisor (NW) rheumatology

The Clinical Service Lead is Dr Yee Chiu, with Dr Emanuel George as his consultant colleague.


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