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My medical training was at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital Medical School. I was an ARC funded Lecturer in Rheumatology at Guy's Hospital Medical School for 4 years prior to being appointed as a consultant rheumatologist in 1988. Since then I have developed and run the rheumatology service at St. Helier Hospital and ran a General (internal) Medicine firm until 2012. I see patients with all types of rheumatic disease and teach and supervise medical students and trainee doctors.
Areas of interest
Back pain; Rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Polymyalgia rheumatica; Temporal arteritis; Neck pain; Gout; Vasculitis; Connective tissue diseases e.g. SLE, scleroderma; Myositis; Paediatric and adolescent rheumatology; Osteoporosis; Paget's disease; Ankylosing spondylitis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
(Working at Epsom and St.Helier Hospitals)
My research interests have been in the pathogenesis and management of rheumatoid arthritis
Papers on aspects of the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis published in various peer reviewed scientific journals.
Courses offered to GPs
I have given many talks to GPs over the years , some of which are available online, on topics including:
The management of low back pain.
My patient satisfaction ratings have always been high in my 3 yearly 360 degree appraisals and I frequently receive favourable feedback in patient feedback surveys carried out by my employing NHS Trust.
- MB.BChir University of Cambridge 1977
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1995
- MD University of Cambridge 1988
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology and General(Internal) Medicine, 1987
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Rheumatology
British Society for Immunology
- Ashtead Hospital, KT21 2SB
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 020 8671 6825
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, CR9 8AB
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 8671 6825
- St Anthony's Hospital, SM3 9DW
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 020 8337 6691
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
Secretary. Tel: 0208 671 6825