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Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
I currently work as a consultant rheumatologist in the newly merged Liverpool University Hopsitals NHS Trust across 3 major hospitals – Broadgreen, Aintree and the Royal Liverpool. In my NHS practise I treat the full range of rheumatological conditions and I have particular expertise in managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and adults with Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis. Like most rheumatologists I am especially interested in early diagnosis of inflammatory conditions to prevent damage to joints and maintain health.
I started training in Rheumatology in Merseyside in 2003 as part of my general medical training. I then completed my specialist registrar training in rheumatology as part of the Mersey rotation between 2005 and 2012. During this time I completed a prestigious Arthritis Research UK fellowship researching childhood SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) in the Institute of Child Health in The Royal Liverpool Children’s’ Hospital.
I was appointed as a consultant rheumatologist in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales in January 2012 where I worked as a general rheumatologist until November 2019. After completing my tenure as The Welsh Devolved Nation Chair to the British Society of Rheumatology, I took my current post in Liverpool where my specific task has been to consolidate specialised services for SLE and Sjogren’s Syndrome in the newly merged Trust,
I have an interest in lifestyle medicine and how factors such as diet and exercise can impact medical diseases, mental health and wellbeing. My overall approach is thorough and holistic.
I am pleased to offer a range of consultation options including telephone consultation, video consultation and face to face assessment depending on what is most appropriate for the patient.
Areas of interest
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; SLE; Lupus;
Spondyloarthropathies; Ankylosing Spondylitis; AS; Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthropathy; Psoriatic Arthritis; Early Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; RA; Gout; osteoarthritis; fibromyalgia; polymyalgia rheumatic; PMR; vasculitis; pseudogout;
Adults aged 16 years plus;
Joint injections; soft tissue injections;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Broadgreen University Hospital, Royal Liverpool University Hopsital, Aintree University Hospital.
Barabra Ansell Fellowship - ARC paediatirc rheumatology award
Mike Chalk Prize
- MBchB(hons) Universtity of Liverpool 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2016
- MRCP Royal College of PHysicians of London 2004
Reference number 6028129
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Welsh Regional Chair British Society of Rheumatology 2017
- Wrexham Technology Park Croesnewydd Road...
- 17:00 - 21:00
- 01978 268051
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.