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Areas of interest
Early Arthritis; Ultrasound performed in clinic to improve accuracy of arthritis diagnosis; Psoriatic Arthritis; Gout; SLE and Sjogren's syndrome; Hypermobility Syndrome; Ankylosing spondylitis; Osteoarthitis; Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia
- Doreen Buchan
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh 122 Corstorphine Road EDINBURGH EH12 6UD
- 0131 316 2548
- 0131 334 0363
Current NHS consultant posts held
I work 40 hours per wk as Consultant Rheumatologist in NHS Lothian. I am committed to providing holistic patient-centred care to all my patients. I use ultrasound to improve accuracy of diagnosis and treatment. During clinic visits a GP letter is composed with patient agreement and a copy of this is sent to all patients. I provide an emergency service to in-patients and take part in on-call rotas.
I am Honorary Lecturer at St Andrew's University and devote time to teaching and training.
Infection risk and vaccination in Rheumatology Patients
Smoking cessation in the management of arthritis
UK Sjogren's Syndrome Registry
Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Arthritis
I enjoy cycling, yoga, singing and reading
Sir John Banks Medal for research 1995
Harris H, Tweedie F, White M, Samson K. How to persuade patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to stop smoking. J Rheumatology Accepted for publication April 2016
Subesinghe S, Harris H, Galloway J. Vaccination status and infection rates in two large cohorts of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. J Rheumatology Submitted 2016
Harris H, Kemp H, Swaminathan et al. First report of Anti Calcium Sensing Antibodies in a patient with Sjogren’s Syndrome and Hypoparathyroidism. Rheumatology Jun 2011, Vol. 50, No. 6: 1173-1175
Haque S, Youssef H, McLaren J, Harris H, Bruce IN et al. Risk factors for clinical coronary heart disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: the lupus and atherosclerosis evaluation of risk (LASER) study. J Rheumatol 2010;37:322-9
Harris H. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with rituximab. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008 Feb;47(2):224-5. Epub 2007 Nov 28.
Zhou Y, Millward-Sadler SJ, Lin H, Robinson H, Goldring M, Salter DM, Nuki G. Evidence for JNK-dependent up-regulation of proteoglycan synthesis and for activation of JNK1 following cyclical mechanical stimulation in a human chondrocyte culture model. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007 Aug;15(8):884-93. Epub 2007 Apr 3.
C. Austin, A. Faussner, H. Robinson, D. Kyle, S. Chakravarty, J. Bathon, D. Proud. Stable expression of the Human Kinin B1 Receptor in CHO Cells: Characterization of Ligand Binding and Effector Pathways. 1997 J. Biol. Chem. 272 (17) 11420-11425.
Schwindinger WF, Robinson H, Pine M, Bathon JM, Suva LJ, Levine MA. Direct demonstration that the PTH/PTHRP receptor activates G proteins Gs and Gq/11. 1998, Endocrine
Courses offered to GPs
Joint Injection Workshop
Early arthritis referral guidelines for GPs
Diagnosis and treatment of gout
Investigation and management of Lupus and other autoimmune disorders
Ultrasound of joints - used to confirm presence of inflammation at baseline and to confirm response to treatment or need for treatment escalation.
Disease Activity Score in 28 joints (DAS28) - used to track inflammation in different types of inflammatory arthritis
Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) - used to track inflammation in patients with spondyloarthropathies including ankylosing spondylitis
British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) score - used to track inflammation in patients with Lupus
- BA MB BCh BAO Trinity College, Dublin 1989
- ECFMG Eduational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates 1994
- MRCPI Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland 1993
- MD Trinity College, Dublin 2000
- Rheumatology Research Fellowship Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA 1997
Reference number 4486606
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology CCST, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Member of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
Member of Royal College of Physicians Ireland
Member of Scottish Society of Rheumatolgists
Member of British Society of Rheumatolgists
Chair of Scottish Lupus Exchange
Treasurer of Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh, EH12 6UD
- 16:30 - 18:00
- 0131 334 0363
- The Edinburgh Clinic 40 Colinton Road...
- 16:30 - 17:30
- 0131 447 2340
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire Murrayfield Clinic 0131 334 0363
The Edinburgh Clinic 0131 447 2340
All patients receive a copy of the clinic letter that is sent to the GP.
When the treatment plan has been agreed with the patient a letter to the GP is composed while the patient is present in clinic so that all details can be confirmed at the time of consultation.