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)

Telephone advice for patients: 01932 722703

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

iMSK GP Hotline number

  • 01932 722394


The Clinical Team


Dr Rod HUGHES, Consultant Rheumatologist (Specialty Lead)

GMC: 2594073

Tel: 01932 723113
PA: 01932 722487

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

Dr Gulam PATEL, Consultant Rheumatologist

GMC: 3198612

Tel: 01932 722368
PA: 01932 722393

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 Edward SAMES

Dr Edward SAMES, Consultant Rheumatologist

GMC: 7041114

PA: 01932 722487

Early diagnosis & management of inflammatory arthritis
Diagnosis and management of sports injuries and other regional musculoskeletal issues
Joint & soft tissue injections
Connective tissue disease & Vasculitis
Teaching & Research


Specialist Nursing

  • Sholeh Wright
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald

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 (01784 884387)

Osteoporosis test collation (01784 884630)

Research projects supervision (01932 723459)