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Rheumatology Studies

Predict RA

Study area: Rheumatology

Aim: To assess the impact on patients with rheumatoid arthritis if their dose of adalimumab (Humira) is reduced or withdrawn

Who can participate: Over 18, taking Adalimumab (Humira) for Rheumatoid Arthritis and for their disease to be well controlled.


Study area: Rheumatology

Aim: To develop new diagnostic and classification criteria for the different types of primary vasculitis. The study will allow us to improve our ability to distinguish patients with vasculitis from those who do not have it, and to distinguish between the different forms of vasculitis.

Who can participate: Patients over 18 years old, a new or established (within two years) diagnosis of vasculitis, possible diagnosis of vasculitis, and comparator group.


Study area: Rheumatology

Aim: Observational study to collect long term information on Biologic therapy.

Who can participate:  Anyone diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis who have started a biological drug within the last 6 months, patients must be aged 18 years or over. 

Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) Sightloss

Study area: Rheumatology

Aim: Patients diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis invited to allow researchers to share clinical data with Southend University Hospital on their diagnosis and symptoms of GCA, with or without sight loss. To find out the incidence of non-sight loss and sight loss GCA.

If you would like any further information on the following studies, and to find out if you are eligible please contact:


Address: R&D office, C254, West Wing, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET 

Telephone01245 515136
Email: Research@meht.nhs.uk