Rheumatoid Arthritis Annual Review

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Many thanks for taking the time to complete this form about your arthritis.

The information that you provide on this form will be passed to a clinician who will review your responses and get in touch with you if there are issues that require follow up.

Due to Covid19 we are having to adjust the way we are working to support our patients and we hope that you have that this form is an easy way to review your arthritis.

 
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Impact of arthritis on your daily activities

We would like to ask you some questions about how your arthritis affects every day activities:

Can you tell us how well manged your arthritis is at the moment?
Are you happy with your treatment?
Have there been recent changes or flares?

 
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Below is a reminder of the frequency of blood tests required for the monitoring of different arthritis medications:

Sulfasalazine - every 2 weeks until on stable dose for 6 weeks. Once on stable dose, monthly blood tests for 3 months. Thereafter, at least every 12 weeks for 12 months, then no routine monitoring needed.

Methotrexate - every 2 weeks until on stable dose for 6 weeks. Once on stable dose, monthly blood tests for 3 months. Thereafter, at least every 12 weeks.

Penicillamine - blood test and urinalysis should then be checked every 2 weeks until dose stable for 3 months and then monthly.

Leflunomide - every 2 weeks until on stable dose for 6 weeks. Once on stable dose, monthly blood tests for 3 months. Thereafter, at least every 12 weeks.

 
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Reminder of the hospital rheumatology help line contact details:

Bristol Royal Infirmary  0117 3424881
Click here for more information regarding patient support at the BRI

Southmead Hospital 0117 414 0600
Click here for more information regarding patient support at Southmead Hospital

 

 
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Privacy Consent

This form collects personal and medical information about you. We use this information to allow the practice team to contact you. Please read our Privacy Policy to discover how we protect and manage your submitted data.

 
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