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I have 28 years Consultant level specialist practice experience in Rheumatology and General Medicine.
I trained in Rheumatology at St Thomas's and Guys Hospitals, London and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath
I see adult patients with the whole spectrum of musculoskeletal problems.
I am currently Clinical lead for Rheumatology in my Trust.
Our service was awarded an NRAS Patient Champion Award in 2008.
I have previously served as Medical Director (2001-5) in the Trust.
I have a keen interest in progressing the integration of care for patients with Rheumatic Disease across 'primary' and 'secondary' care
Areas of interest
Adult Bone and Joint disorders;Inflammatory Arthritis;Polymyalgia; assessment of joint pain;Rheumatoid arthritis;Ankylosing Spondylitis;Psoriatic Arthritis; Osteoporosis and other bone disorders; Spinal disorders; Assessment of Back Pain; Assessment of chronic pain.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.
St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Bognor Regis.
Worthing Hospital, Worthing
Music - member Chichester Singers
Church Organist and pianist
Hill Walking with my Cocker Spaniel, Barney
Corbett Woodall Research Fellowship ARC 1986
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Clinical Champion Award 2008 (with NHS departmental colleagues)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- MB BS Kings College Hospital, London University 1978
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London 1981
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 1997
Reference number 2424332
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medicine and Rheumatology, 1999
- Revalidation, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Rheumatology
National Osteoporosis Society
Royal Society of Medicine
- Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, PO19 6WB
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01243 753001
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
Dr Martin Ridley