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My aim is to provide a high quality service by being approachable, thorough, listening well, and addressing my patients' concerns as far as I can.
Areas of interest
Amyloidosis;Joint injections;Inflammatory joint disease;inflammatory back disease;Ankylosing spondylitis;Sjogren's syndrome;Gout;Pseudogout; chronic pyrophosphate arthropathy;polymyalgia rheumatica
- Alison Muirhead
- 0141 211 3253
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist at Gartnavel General Hospital and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. Honorary clinical senior lecturer, University of Glasgow
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
(Additional) Languages spoken
Courses offered to GPs
I will happily talk on most rheumatological topics, especially joint injections, amyloidosis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory joint disease
Audits have demonstrated 80-85% response rates for knee, shoulder and ankle injection, with complete pain relief in 1 in 3 patients.
1 in 6 patients are aware of some post-injection pain and 1 in 5 are aware of some facial flushing for a few days.
The published infection rates associated with joint injections are of the order of 1 in 10,000, but approximately 1 in 2,000 for patients with an underlying predisposition to infection.
- MbChB University of Aberdeen 1975
- BMedBiol University of Aberdeen 1972
- MRCP UK the Royal Colleges of Physicians 1978
Reference number 1348161
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCP (Glasgow) Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2014
- President Scottish Society for Rheumatology 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Internal Medicine & rheumatology, 1981
Affiliations / memberships
British & Scottish Societies for Rheumatology
International Society of Amyloidosis
- Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital 25...
- 13:30 - 20:30
- 0141 334 9441
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