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I studied medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London and graduated in 1994 with Distinctions. I completed specialist training in rheumatology in the Oxford region and had additional training in neurorehabilitation and medical pain management, including an MSc in pain Management with Distinction. I was appointed Consultant Rheumatologist at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation trust in 2007. In 2011, I was elected National Healthcare Champion by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
Before training in medicine, I completed an Honours degree in physiology and biochemistry with nutrition and then trained as an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy, graduating with Honours. I then worked as an osteopath and osteopathic tutor for 5 years. Since completing medical training, I have extended an interest in complementary therapies with training in medical acupuncture and now use this as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments for pain management.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, pain management, acupuncture, manipulation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Rheumatology Clinical Lead HHFT
Medical Advisor to Arthritis Action
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Healthcare Champion
- MBBS with Distinctions University of London 1994
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2018
- MSc Pain Management with Distinction University of Wales 2005
- Diploma in Osteopathy with Honours British School of Osteopathy 1988
Reference number 4093000
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Acupuncture Society
- Candover Clinic - Basingstoke Hospital, RG24 9NA
- 07:00 - 12:00
- 01256 315010
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