Rheumatology

Services Provided

  • General rheumatology service
  • Joint injections
  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Metabolic bone disease e.g. osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and Paget’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammatory joint disease
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Spinal pain clinic
  • Consultant led follow-up Clinics
  • Nurse-led follow-up clinics (St Peter’s)

 

Contact Details

Telephone advice for patients: 01932 722703

 

Telephone advice and liaison for GPs and practice nurse:

  • 01932 722396 (SPH)
  • 01784 884888 (ASH)

 

The Clinical Team

Dr Rod HUGHES,
Consultant Rheumatologist (Specialty Lead)

GMC: 2594073

  • General rheumatology service includes joint injection clinic
  • Combined Paediatric clinic
  • Combined renal clinic osteoporosis clinic
  • Active research department
  • Special interest in inflammatory arthritis and vasculitis

 

Dr Gulam PATEL,
Consultant Rheumatologist

GMC: 3198612

  • General Rheumatology
  • Special Interest Clinics including Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue and joint injection clinics
  • Inflammatory joint disease
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Combined orthopaedic clinic
  • Combined rheumatology / dermatology clinic
  • Active research department

 

Dr Fazal Sheikh
Consultant Rheumatologist
GMC: 6057704

  • General Rheumatology
  • Joint injections
  • Early inflammatory arthritis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Vasculitis
 
 

 

Specialist Nursing

  • Sholeh Wright – Senior Nurse Specialist
  • Rachel Driver – Senior Nurse Specialist
  • Liz Anderson – Senior Rheumatology Practitioner

Nurse-led follow-up clinics for RA patients referred by Consultant Rheumatologist.
Patient Education

 

Research Co-ordinators

  • Marie Buckley
  • Margaret Walsh

Logistics management of patients on biologic agents
Osteoporosis test collation
Research projects supervision