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Rheumatology Connect

Bringing rheumatology patients and physicians in Torbay closer together.

Who can use this app?



If you, your patient or someone you know has a rheumatic condition such as arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis or connective tissue disease, Rheumatology Connect will enable you to:
  • Receive useful information about a wide range of inflammatory conditions
  • Learn about medication and treatment options
  • Find local clinic locations
  • Discover other resources and FAQs

How does it work?


Rheumatology Connect ensures that all the information patients need is available in one place. The click-to-call functionality means that help from expert nurses and consultants is never far away.

Simple and clear videos provide essential information in an engaging, and easily accessible way.

Who made it?


Rheumatology consultant Dr Kirsten Mackay co-desigend the app with Health and Care Videos using their existing patient information videos, with the help of a patient focus group.

Download Rheumatology Connect for free from the App Store or Google Play.
“Developing a rheumatological condition is daunting; especially when pain, stiffness and fatigue takes over. Treatment is complex, but this app will help newly diagnosed patients as well as those who have had the condition for a while.

Rheumatology Connect gives patients all the information they need at their fingertips. It contains expert advice, frequently asked questions, medicine updates and contact details for the department.

We hope that this app will help patients manage their condition effectively and become the people they want or need to be.”

Dr Kirsten Mackay, Torbay Rheumatology Department.