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Services provided by the department

  • General rheumatology service
  • Paediatric rheumatology
  • 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

 

Our Clinical Team

The consulting team in the department are:

Dr Rod HUGHES
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

St Peter's Clinics:
Wed, Thurs and Fri
Combined Clinics - Tues am

Dr Michael S IRANI
GMC: 1641967

General rheumatology; Injection clinics (and GP training)
Spinal pain clinic
Paediatric rheumatology
Musculo-skeletal service
Metabolic bone disease
Personal DMARD monitoring
Elite Sports medicine clinic
Active research department

Ashford Clinics:
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri am

St Peter's Clinics:
Tues and Thurs pm

Dr Gulam PATEL
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

Ashford Clinics:
Mon pm and Thurs am

St Peter's Clinics:
Mon and Tues am

 

Contact Details

Telephone advice for patients: 01932 722703

 

Location

The Rheumatology team are based on the ground floor of the Physiotherapy / Clinical Block at Ashford Hospital.

The Rheumatology department is based on Level 2 of the Department Block at St. Peter's.

 

Specialist Nurses

  • Nurse-led follow up clinics
  • Patient Education
  • Telephone advice for patients
  • Telephone advice and liaison for GPs and practice nurses

 

Research Co-ordinators

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