Professor Richard Watts


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Last updated: 5 May 2020

About me

I have been a consultant rheumatologist in Ipswich since 1994 having trained in Oxford, London, Cambridge and Norwich. I am a general rheumatologist with a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of joint inflammation, vasculitis (including giant cell arteritis), polymyalgia rheumatic and the connective tissue diseases (including lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, myositis and scleroderma). I also see patients with othertypes of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia. I arrange and interpret a wide range of tests such as antibody tests, imaging (including MRI, ultrasound and X-ray) I am the editor in chief of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology and previously of the journal Rheumatology. I have wide research interests including the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis and the connective tissue diseases. I am an honorary professor at Norwich Medical school, University of East Anglia, and visiting professor of rheumatology at the University of Suffolk.

Areas of interest

Rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis; systemic lupus erythematosus; myositis, Sjogren's syndrome; giant cell arteritis; polymyalgia rheumatica; osteoarthritis; fibromyalgia.

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  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

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