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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I was born in Leamington Spa, educated in South Warwickshire and completed my initial medical degree in Bristol University. I then completed my General Medical training in the South West and my higher specialist rheumatology training in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
I have been a Consultant Rheumatologist at Solihull Hospital, Little Aston and Parkway Hospitals since 2010 and see patients with all rheumatological problems including rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, connective tissue diseases, soft tissue problems such as bursitis and tendonitis and osteoarthritis. I also usually run a multidisciplinary clinic for Ankylosing Spondylitis (Axial Spondyloarthritis) patients as part of my NHS practice although this is currently suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am a Principal Investigator in several clinical trials in the fields of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis based in the Clinical Trials unit at Solihull Hospital.
I am Clinical Governance lead for the Rheumatology Directorate and have previously been a member of the West Midlands Rheumatology Services and Training committee which co-ordinates higher specialist Rheumatology training.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory Arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriatic arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Joint and soft tissue injections; Gout; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Connective Tissue dieases; Polymyalgia Rheumatica; Osteoporosis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist at Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals, Part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Prinicipal Investigator for several clinical trials in the fields of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.
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- MB ChB University of Bristol 1998
- Masters in Medical Education Warwick University 2010
- FRCP London Royal College of Physicians, London 2001
Reference number 4505798
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Society for Rhematology
- 1 Damson Parkway SOLIHULL B91 2PP
- 14:00 - 16:00
- 0121 704 1451
- Spire Little Aston Hospital, B74 3UP
- 10:00 - 13:00
- 0121 353 2444
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