UK Hypermobility Clinics
At most hospitals ‘hypermobility’ is dealt with under ‘rheumatology’ for adults, and ‘paediatrics’ for children though there may be also be rheumatology service where children are seen. The following addresses are of hospitals where there is an established multi-disciplinary service in hypermobility that has been agreed with the hospital, and where the hospital has given permission for the HMSA to advertise the service. Much is being done to encourage interest and support the development of other rheumatology departments around the UK. The HMSA wishes to be inclusive at all times, and invites all specialist services to add their details to this directory at any time by contacting the charity office.
Children’s Clinic*Sue Maillard
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Adult Clinics**Dr Hana Kazkaz
The Hypermobility Clinic
Department of Rheumatology
University College Hospital
250 Euston Road
NW1 2BU Professor William Ferrell
Centre for Rheumatic Diseases
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Private The Hypermobility Unit (Private. Adult/ Adolescent/ Child)**** The Hospital Of St. John and St. Elizabeth’s, 60 Grove Road, St. Johns Wood, London. NW8 (NH
*Referrals to the Children’s Hypermobility Clinic at Great Ormond Street are by a Consultant; no GP referrals will be accepted. Clinic is for children over 5 years of age. All children should be symptomatic of HMS and not referred due to relative’s diagnosis.
** Referrals to the Hypermobility Clinic at Glasgow Royal Infirmary must be made by a Consultant Rheumatologist. Any patients being referred to this clinic must have a negative test result for anti-nuclear antibody and rheumatoid factor. If appropriate, onward referral to the paediatric clinic may be made by the clinic at GRI. Prospective patients must not contact the clinic directly. There is a very long waiting list due to the limitations of this clinic.
****The Hypermobility Unit at St. John’s and St. Elizabeth’s is a private facility. You will need to contact the administrator there for details of cost and referral process.