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Luke Gompels is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician based in Somerset. His clinical interests include; Adult Rheumatology, Early Arthritis, Connective Tissue Disorders and Vasculitis. He is the Audit lead for Rheumatology and is also a committee member on the National Standards Audit and Guidelines Working Group for the British Society of Rheumatology.
Areas of interest
Arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; spondyloarthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; psoriatic;
Connective tissue diseases; Vasculitis
Fibromyalgia; ME/myalgic encephalomyelitis; fatigue; post-traumatic
Pain syndromes: complex regional pain syndrome/CRPS; reflex sympathetic dystrophy; occupational.
Spinal pain: neck/cervical; lumbar/low back/spondylitis; spondylosis.
Work-related pain: repetitive strain injury/RSI; work-related upper limb disorders/WRULD
Soft tissue rheumatism: shoulder; tendinitis; carpal tunnel syndrome; wrist/hand pain; tenosynovitis/de Quervain’s.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Musgrove Park Hospital
Dr Gompels continues to publish in peer reviewed high impact journals and has recently completed a book chapter on the medical assessment of acute back pain. He has previously undertaken research at the National Heart and Lung Institute and The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College and was awarded a PhD in 2010.
Cycling, running, triathlon, Gardening
British Society of Rheumatology Young Investigator award 2010
2014 Lendrem D, Mitchell S, McMeekin P, Gompels et al. Do the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren's syndrome outcome measures correlate with health status in primary Sjögren's syndrome? Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Sep 19.
2013 Ngee Han Lim1, Ernst Meinjohanns, George Bhou-Gharios, Luke Gompels, Elisa Nuiti, Armando Hideaki Nagase. In vivo imaging of MMP 12-13 activities in the collagen-induced model. A+ R. 2014 Mar;66(3):589-98
2011 Tremeloda JL, Khalil M, Gompels LL, , Vincent T, Gsell W. Imaging technologies for bone and joint disorders. EJNMMI Res. 2011 Jul 29;1(1):11
Gompels LL, Paleolog E. Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Bispecific Ligand Trap RB200: Abrogation Of Collagen Induced Arthritis In Combination With TNF Blockade. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011;13(5):R161.
Gompels LL, Chinoy H, Vinakumar D, Bax DE, Mackworth-Young CG, Academic Training in Rheumatology in 2009: A UK Trainee Survey. Clinical Medicine (in press).
Gompels LL, Paleolog EM, A Window on Disease Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Strategies: Molecular Imaging Arthritis Res Ther. 2011 Jan 31;13(1):201.
Gompels LL, Haskard DO, Paleolog EM. In vivo fluorescence imaging of E-Selectin: Quantitative Detection in Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jan;63(1):107-17.
Gompels LL; Lim NH; Vincent T; Paleolog EM. In vivo optical imaging in arthritis-an enlightening future? Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Aug;49(8):1436-46.
McNamee KE; Burleigh A; Gompels LL; Feldmann M; (May 2010). Treatment of murine osteoarthritis with TrkAd5 nerve growth factor in non-inflammatory joint pain. Pain. 149:386-392.
2006 Gompels LL, Smith A, Charles PJ et al Single-blind randomized trial of combination antibiotic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2006;33(2):224-7.
2002 Gompels LL, Bethune C, Johnson S, Gompels MM. The proposed use of adrenaline (epinephrine) in anaphylaxis and related conditions: A study of senior house officers commencing accident and emergency posts. PMJ 2002;78:416-418.
2015 Haydock, Whitehead, Fritz. Acute Medicine. Book Chapter: Acute Back Pain Assessment Cambridge University Press.
2008 Beynon HLC. Gompels LL, Mediwake R. MRCP Part 2: Data Interpretation Questions and Answers. Elsevier Science:
2005 Beynon HLC, Gompels LL. Best of five: Slide questions for the MRCP. Elsevier Science: Paperback,
Courses offered to GPs
Range of talks given to GPs, Allied Health Professionals and GPs in 2013-2014.
Available to give talks on all of the above topics
- MA MBBChir Cambridge University 1998
- PhD Imperial College 2010
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Commitee Member National Standards and Guidelines group British Society of Rheumatology 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Rheumatology
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital Staplegrove...
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 01823 476360
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.