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I am a rheumatologist attending at Nevill Hall Hospital and St Woolos Hospitals offering private rheumatology care in St Joseph's Hospital, Newport. I have been a consultant rheumatologist since 2003, completing my training at York Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary (Yorkshire's training programme). I developed my expertise as part of the Leeds early arthritis project, considered one of the pioneer centres in early inflammatory arthritis management.
My expertise also includes rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis management, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease (Lupus, Scleroderma), soft tissue rheumatism, joint injections and DEXA reporting.
I am also involved in the development of the integrated Rheumatology services in Gwent and am have served as Clinical Director/Lead Clinician for Rheumatology in Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABUHB) hospitals in South Wales.
Areas of interest
Early Inflammatory arthritis
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am currently Assistant Divisional Director for Scheduled Care in the Health Board.
In addition, I have promoted patient involvement in their care, previously working with the Health Board's Patient Partnership Forum (CHC), and am currently the ABUHB Scheduled Care Division's Lead in Medicines Management.
I am married with two wonderful children. During my spare time (which is very sparse!!) I enjoy taking my children to their numerous activities. My biggest stress reliever is seeing my son playing for his local football team. I also enjoy cooking and spending time helping a local community organisation set-up charity events and lectures.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians UK 1997
Reference number 4458023
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST ( Rheumatology /General Medicine), 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
British Society for Rheumatology
National Osteoporosis Society
General Medical Council (UK)
- St Joseph's Private Hospital, NP20 6ZE
- 14:00 - 16:00
- 01633 820300
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