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Dr William Tillett is a consultant rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) and senior lecturer in the department of pharmacy and pharmacology at the University of Bath, UK. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Anatomical Science before undertaking his medical degree at the same institution. He undertook his doctoral fellowship in outcome measurement in psoriatic arthritis.
In his clinical practice he diagnosis and treats people living with a range of rheumatic conditions. He leads the biologic drug service at the RNHRD. His clinical subspeciality and research interest is arthritis related to psoriasis.
His research interests centre on improving the lives of people living with arthritis through better assessment (clinical, radiographic and patient reported outcome), early detection of disease and treatment strategies.
He was awarded a EULAR Clinical Scientist award in 2015 and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Rheumatology. He co-authored the 2013 British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) psoriatic arthritis anti-TNF guidelines and currently co-chairs the guideline update committee. He is a trustee for the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD).
Areas of interest
Psoriatic Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Gout; Pseudogout; Osteoporosis; Tendonitis; Bursitis; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist; Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK
Cycling, Chickens, Woodwork and Disobedient Dachounds
European Leage Agaist Rheumatism (EULAR) clinical scientist award 2015
Courses offered to GPs
Rheumatology hot topics and updates, Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis
- MBChB University of Bristol 2003
- BSc (hons) University of Bristol 1997
- MRCP(rheum) Roayl College of Physicians (London) 2006
- PhD University of Bath 2014
Reference number 6077015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath
Lead for Biological Therapies, Royal National Hospital for Rh4eumatic Diseases,
Trustee- Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases
Editorial Board Journal of Rheumatology
Co-chair BSR Psoriatic Arthritis biologics guidelines group
Co-chair - Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Psoriatic arthritis working group
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.