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I am consultant rheumatologist working at Spire St Anthony's Hospital, offering private appointments for a range of musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions.
I graduated with honours at Cardiff Medical School in 2005. I subsequently undertook my specialist training in the University Hospital of Wales. This involved training in specialist clinics including osteoporosis, biological therapies, connective tissue disease/lupus, soft tissue rheumatism, and ankylosing spondylitis. Subsequently I worked as a consultant at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, where I undertook training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and specialist clinics in metabolic bone disease.
I am currently the clinical lead for Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Health and Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in the Croydon Health Service NHS Trust. With the former I am developing a local integrated bone health service with colleagues from multiple medical and surgical specialites. With the latter I have developed a local diagnostic service and also set up a regional network with other centres in standardising scanning practice and training. Furthermore, I am Co-lead on the development of an Early Inflammatory Arthritis service with the chief objective being to diagnose and treat inflammatory arthritis early, to preserve joint health and prevent long term damage, as per national best practice. For my work in developing the Osteoporosis and early diagnostic inflammatory arthritis services I have been awarded a Clinical Excellence Award.
I have an extensive background in teaching, having been the Lead Clinical Tutor for Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Wales, and an Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University. For this I received an award in teaching excellence. I am currently the Course Director and tutor for Rheumatology at South Wales University. I have taught on several formal courses for general practitioners and allied health professionals. I have also published and given lectures on all aspects of rheumatology in regional and national conferences.
To expand my skills base I undertook a Masters in Medical Law at Cardiff law school. Using this training in Bath I was on the risk management committee. Currently, I am the Chair for the Medicines Management Committee and Medicines Safety Group at Croydon Health NHS Services, ensuring that optimal use and safety of medicines are employed by the trust.
Areas of interest
Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders; Early Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Soft tissue rheumatism; Osteoarthritis; Gout; other crystal arthritides; autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disorders; Fibromyalgia; Lupus; Connective Tissue Disease; All Peripheral Joint and Soft Tissue Joint Injections; Medicolegal work.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust; Purley Memorial Hospital and Croydon University Hospital
Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis
I am a very family orientated person. Outside of my work I am a keen reader and writer. I enjoy sports, travel and cooking. Additionally, in my spare time, I have been working for a UK-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) in raising funds for educational projects in impoverished countries. I have also done voluntary work in Sri Lanka, providing rheumatology care for local people who have limited access to health care facilities.
Clinical Excellence Award 2017
Teaching Excellence Award 2013
Rheumatology, BMJ Case Reports, Foundation Journal, Annals Rheum Dis
Courses offered to GPs
I provide talks to GPs, Patients and other health professionals routinely in all settings from public venues, local/regional/national conferences, regional education events, hospital grand rounds and seminars/workshops.
- MBBCh Cardiff University 2005
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2009
- MRCP(Rheumatology) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2012
- LLM Cardiff Law School 2012
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Course Director and Tutor (Rheumatology) South Wales University 2016
- Medicines Management Committee Chair Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 2015
- Medicines Safety Group Chair Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 2016
- Integrated Bone Health Service Lead Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Rheumatology
- Ashtead Hospital, KT21 2SB
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01372 221400
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, CR9 8AB
- 18:30 - 20:30
- 020 8655 2255
- North Downs Hospital, CR3 6DP
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01883 337440
- Spire St Anthony's Hospital, SM3 9DW
- 08:30 - 11:30
- 020 8335 4678
Post treatment communication
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