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Rheumatology in Banbury

From arthritis, to connective tissue disorders, our modern, consultant led rheumatology department provides individual care. At an Oxfordshire hospital with all related facilities available in house.

Professor Nigel Arden

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

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A consultant speaks with a nurse in the hospital corridor

From Restriction To Movement

Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the joints, muscles, or bones. Conditions affecting them are often inflammatory, or immune system related.

They can bring pain, which needs to be managed, although our team understand that the prime problem is restrictions they place on life.

The first step in removing those barriers is accurate, individual diagnosis, by a consultant rheumatologist. This may include on site medical imaging, such as x-rays, or MRI, or blood tests.

A consultant’s knowledge is the key, for common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, or complex, inherited disorders. They will create a treatment plan focused on your needs.

Treatment can range from medication, to injections, physio, or complete joint replacement. Part of shared decisions, to see disease gone and the pleasure of movement return.

Rheumatological Conditions

The focus of our specialists will be to understand your condition and the support needed to eradicate this. The core issues they regularly treat include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Disease
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Lupus
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Highest standards of care

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Surgeons in discussion outside theatre

Diagnosis and Treatment

At The New Foscote Hospital, a complete range of diagnostic aids are available to assist your consultant, along with rheumatological treatment to suit each patient’s needs:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray, or MRI
  • Guided Injections
  • Joint injections
  • Surgical restoration
  • Specialist medication
  • Physiotherapy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Nerve blocking medication

Rheumatology Consultants

Our consultant rheumatologist, Professor Nigel Arden leads the team and is highly regarded in his field.

Professor Nigel Arden

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

Joint pain affects a huge number of people and can be a result of age, wear and tear, or underlying conditions, such as lupus. With on site diagnostics and medical imaging, we identify the cause of your pain and find the right treatment for your condition.

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

Consultation Fees

In most cases, if you are meeting your own costs, you can self refer directly to one of our rheumatology consultants. Consultations typically cost between £150 and £250.

Patients using medical insurance should be fine, as all our consultants work within acceptable fee levels.

Consultants at our hospital are renowned, senior physicians or surgeons. They will be on the General Medical Council’s specialist register, along with belonging to specialist bodies.

As importantly, they are here because together with their skills and knowledge, they share our patient first ethos.

To request an appointment with a consultant, please use use the form, email link, or phone number below.

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We accept both insured & self-pay patients

Our Facilities

The best healthcare requires and deserves the finest facilities, to aid diagnostics, surgery and your recovery to full health. 

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On site X-ray and MRI

With on site diagnostic facilities including ultrasound, x-ray and MRI, analysing symptoms is an immediate process. Travelling is eliminated and our patients receive the prompt care many conditions benefit from.

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State of the Art Theatres

Our newly refurbished surgical theatres are equipped with the latest technology.. To provide a perfect environment for our skilled consultants and high levels of safety, to reassure and protect our patients.

A private hopital room at The New Foscote Hospital

Beautiful Private Wards

Any stay at The New Foscote Hospital includes a private, en-suite room, a choice of freshly prepared meals and dedicated care from our nursing team. A pleasure to experience and an asset for speedy recovery.

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Physio and Recovery

Physiotherapy can be valuable after injury, or trauma but is also a factor in making other vital treatment successful, including surgery. The reason we have an in house physio suite and a fine team to support you..

Speak to our team today

Get in touch to book an appointment, for further information, or to ask any question you wish. All contact is handled securely and confidentially.

Call us on

01295 252281

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