I have been a Consultant Rheumatologist working in the NHS since 2012, initially at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford and since 2017, at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. I moved to Cambridge in order to pursue my research and clinical interests in Early Arthritis and Biologic Therapy. Since April 2019, I have been clinical lead of the Department of Rheumatology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
I have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and its treatment with newer drugs (biologics).
In addition to my NHS commitments, I work as a private rheumatologist and have a private clinic in Chelmsford,
As rheumatologists we are only now beginning to appreciate that many different conditions are linked. An example is the link between arthritis and the diseases of the gut. There are also clues in one's family history, and it is not uncommon for family members to have related conditions. My approach to arthritis takes into account these various other (seemingly unrelated) issues.
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment has evolved over the last few years and there is considerable evidence that early aggressive treatment is beneficial for some forms of arthritis. Having run Early Arthritis Clinics, I always strive to ensure that patients get appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford CM1 7GU
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Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Cambridge CB24 9EL
Rheumatoid arthritis can be an aggressive disease of the joints. Early targetted treatment can prevent progression and indeed lead to a higher chance of remission.
Back pain is one of the commonest medical problems. A proportion of patients with back pain have inflammation in their spine and this can often link in with other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
Osteoporosis or brittle bone disease needs to be diagnosed and treated as it can lead to fractures in the spine and other bones, leading to significant morbidity and loss of independance.