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Consultant Rheumatologist with 20 years experience
In 2016 I was awarded the title of "Distinguished Member" by the British Society for Rheumatology in recognition of my work in the specialty.
I manage the full range of musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders. My special interest is the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritic conditions. Other expertise includes Osteoporosis management including Dexa scanning and interpretation. I report over 1000 dexa scans each year.
With a team of doctors, specialist nurses and support staff I have developed and delivered an NHS "Early Arthritis" service for patients with RA and other forms of inflammatory arthritis. Our results in the national "Treat to Target" audit of RA care shows good results comparable with the best UK units.
We host meetings on the assessment and management of RA each year with international level speakers attracting up to 70 UK consultants, specialist nurses and Rheumatology trainees. We are invited to visit other Rheumatology units in the UK to show how our service works and demonstrate our model of care.
Areas of interest
Rheumatoid Arthritis; Polymyalgia; Giant Cell Arteritis; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Dexa scanning; Back Pain; Gout; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Sciatica; Shoulder pain; Joint pain; Raynaud's;
- Susan Scales
- West Suffolk Hospital Hardwick Lane BURY ST EDMUNDS IP33 2QZ
Current NHS consultant posts held
West Suffolk Hospital
Bury St Edmunds - appointed 1993
I have been an Investigator in national and international studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis.
Granted status of "Distinguished Member" by the British Society for Rheumatology in 2016 in recognition of my contribution to the specialty.
Clinical Excellence Awards Level 9
Contemporary treatment principles for early rheumatoid arthritis: a consensus statement. Rheumatology Vol 48, Pp. 765-772
Kiely PD, Brown AK, Edwards CJ, O'Reilly DT, Ostör AJ, Quinn M, Taggart A, Taylor PC, Wakefield RJ, Conaghan PG.
Courses offered to GPs
Multiple topics including Inflammatory Arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MA, MB BChir Cambridge University 1980
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2001
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair East Anglian Rheumatology Sociey 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine, 1992
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Rheumatology
Fellow Royal College of Physicians London
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
National Osteoporosis Society
- BMI St Edmunds Hospital St. Marys Square BURY...
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 01284 716700
- Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01223 853094
- Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01223 266929
Post treatment communication
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