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Dr Ernest Wong joined Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant Rheumatologist in August 2009 having trained in the Rheumatology Centres of Excellence, Norwich, Bath and Oxford.
Dr Ernest Wong is passionate about delivering a high level of patient care and promoting patient safety. He specialises in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis and safe ultrasound guided injections.
Within the first year of his consultant post, he set up the Early Inflammatory Arthritis Ultrasound service based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The following year, he started the combined Orthopaedic/Rheumatology Foot clinic.
Dr. Ernest Wong is also a Patient Safety Fellow for the South of England Strategic Health Authority. He has successfully piloted the Immunosuppressant Monitoring Patient Safety Project within the Rheumatology department at QAH. The piloted results were presented at the National Patient Safety Conference in November 2011, with Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as keynote speaker. The best practice was also shared internationally at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference in Orlando during December 2011.
As a strong advocate for the use of ultrasound in Rheumatology, he tutors at the Wessex Rheumatology Ultrasound special interest group quarterly meetings and is a visiting ultrasound tutor nationally. He has chaired and hosted both regional and national Advanced Ultrasound in Inflammatory Arthritis Clinical Perceptorships with invited international Rheumatology sonography experts including Professor Walter Grassi and Dr Emilio Filippucci.
As a fellow of the National Leadership Council, he was invited to Westminster as part of the “Listening Exercise” to advise Secretary of Heath, Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley, in May 2011.
In November 2011, Dr. Ernest Wong led his team to receive the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champion Award presented by the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Theresa May in the Speakers Chambers, House of Commons, Westminster.
Areas of interest
Ultrasound in undifferentiated arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Gout; Fibromyalgia; Osteoporosis; Vasculitis, Sports medicine; Akylosing spondylosis; Psoriatic arthritis
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at Queen Alexandra Hospital
Patient safety and clinical leadership fellow at South of England Strategic Health Authority 2011-2013
Ultrasound in achilles tendinopathy
Clinical use of ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis
Ultrasound in Giant Cell Arteritis
Dr Ernest Wong enjoys getting out and about with his wife and 2 boys in the south coast. He is a keen sportsman and maintains a competitive level in racket sports. He also speaks mandarin fluently and trained in Chinese calligraphy.
Courses offered to GPs
Ultrasound in Rheumatology
Patient focused care
Reference number 5195731
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)
Spire Portsmouth Hospital (5-50)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
Joint fluid examination (e.g. polarising microscopy) performed by consultant (including aspiration of fluid) - (1-5)