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Dr Kirsten R Mackay
MB ChB, MD, FRCP
Dr Mackay graduated in medicine and surgery from the Medical School of Bristol University. She trained in General Medicine at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals, Bristol, Northwick Park hospital, London and Queensland Australia.
She subsequently undertook specialist training in Rheumatology, at Northwick Park hospital, London, St Vincent's hospital Dublin, Frenchay hospital, Bristol, the University of Oxford and principally at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.
Her research at the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, based at the University of Oxford, was supported by a fellowship from Arthritis Research UK and her published work has appeared in major medical publications. She has been awarded a Doctorate in Medicine by the University of Bath, as a result.
At present, she is a consultant physician in Rheumatology at Torbay Hospital and also consults for the NHS at Newton Abbot and Totnes hospitals.
She is a trustee of the Torbay arthritis Project (TAP) and President of Torbay Arthritis Care. She is clinical lead for Rheumatology and Osteoporosis in South Devon and research lead for musculoskeletal research in the Peninsula.
Dr Mackay undertakes private consultations at her surgery in the Kilgraston Consulting rooms (see contact details and map), usually every Tuesday evening, and occasionally for urgent problems, by request, at other times.
She specialises in all aspects of Rheumatology (including all forms of Rheumatism, painful joints, back pain, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and sports medicine).
She has a particular interest in early inflammatory arthritis (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis), Biologic therapies, Gout, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Temporal Arteritis (or Giant Cell Arteritis).
Areas of interest
Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriatic Arthritis; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Spondyloathritis; Reactive Arthritis; Reiter's Syndrome; Enthesitis; Enteropathic Arthritis; Inflammatory Arthritis; Biologic Therapies; Gout; Pseudogout; CPPD Arthritis; Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR); Temporal Arteritis; Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA); Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE); Scleroderma; Sjogren's Syndrome; Myositis; Dermatomyositis; Polymyositis; MCTD; Vasculitis; Back pain; neck pain; wrist pain; hand pain; foot pain; ankle pain; shoulder pain; elbow pain; knee pain; hip pain; Trochanteric Bursitis; Osteoarthritis; Joint Injections; Joint aspirations; Osteoporosis; Paget's Disease; SAPHO; Fibrous Dysplasia; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Epicondylitis; Tennis Elbow; Golfers Elbow; Fibromyalgia; de Quervains Tenosynovitis; trigger finger
- Carolyn Almy
- 47 Petitor Road TORQUAY TQ1 4QF
- 07375 110181
- 07375 110181
- 0872 110 3727
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist working for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
- I am based at Torbay Hospital but also work at Newton Abbot Hospital and Totnes Hospital
Early Inflammatory Arthritis
Giant Cell Arteritis
PROMs (patient reported outcome measures)
Self directed management
Walking coastal footpaths
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis Care and Research
Journal of Rheumatology
Courses offered to GPs
Annual Peninsula Rheumatology Symposium based at Buckfast Conference Centre (every November) - I organise this meeting and also give a seminar
Lunchtime meetings at GP surgeries - when invited
GP trainees - in hospital
- MB ChB University of Bristol 1989
- MD University of Bath 2003
- MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians 1993
- FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2004
- CCST Completion of Specialist Training 2000
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Spondyloarthritis Guideline committee member British Society for Rheumatology 2016
- RCP PACES examiner Royal College for Physicians 2017
- Educational Supervisor Peninsula Deanery 2015
- NIHR SW Peninsula lead for musculoskeletal research NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Rheumatology
National Osteoporosis Society
- Kilgraston Consulting, 47 Pettier Road, St...
- 17:00 - 20:30
- 07795 575385
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details