Rheumatology in Wales: The State of Play

Published: 6 Dec 2016

Lack of NHS resources in Wales ‘causing delays to inflammatory arthritis diagnosis and treatment’

The number of patients seen by Wales’ rheumatology departments is increasing, referrals are up 66% on 2012 levels, but resources for treatment aren’t keeping up with the demand say patients and clinicians. New patients are waiting longer for their rheumatology appointment and existing patients are struggling to secure follow ups and self-management advice. 

Read more in this report from the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and the NRAS.