Rheumatology at Barts and The London >> Our performance
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Our performance

Treatment success
Over two thirds of our patients with aggressive rheumatoid arthritis who are intolerant or unresponsive to tablets have become pain-free and more mobile with the latest biological agents that are available to our department.

Fast access
Current waiting times for patients requiring rheumatology appointments are under 13 weeks. Patients who are referred to us for urgent appointments by their GP are seen within two weeks.

Low MRSA rates
Barts and The London continues to have relatively low rates of infection, including rates of the ‘superbug’ MRSA. Figures released by the Department of Health in 2006 confirm that we have the fourth lowest rate among the specialist hospitals in London.