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Dr Coakley has been a consultant since 2000. His interests are inflammatory arthritis, Felty’s syndrome, CFS/ME and fibromyalgia.
Areas of interest
Chronic fatigue syndrome (previously ME); Pain management; Inflammatory joint disorders; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Lupus;Osteoarthritis;Back Pain;Fibromyalgia
Current NHS consultant posts held
He was Director of Medical Education at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich from 2003 to 2010, and of South London Healthcare NHS Trust from 2010 to 2013. He is now Clinical Director for Rheumatology, Neurology and Dermatology at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
His PhD was in the molecular immunogenetics of rheumatoid arthritis and Felty's syndrome. He chaired the British Society for Rheumatology's national guideline group for the management of the hot swollen joint. His research interests are in septic arthritis and clinical research in rheumatoid arthritis.
Travel, food and wine.
Clinical Excellence Award Level 8
The Lancet, The British Medical Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, Rheumatology, Postgraduate Medical Journal
Courses offered to GPs
Gout, septic arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME
- MB BS University of London 1989
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1992
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Society for Rheumatology
Examiner, Royal College of Physicians
- BMI The Blackheath Hospital 40-42 Lee Terrace...
- 17:30 - 20:30
- 020 8297 4582
- The Fatigue Clinic Keats House 24-26 St....
- 15:00 - 18:00
- 020 7089 0630
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
Dr Gerald Coakley - 07796 670396