I am a consultant rheumatologist and Deputy Medical Director for the Trust. In my clinical role I am a consultant rheumatologist practicing in general rheumatology but with a specific interest in inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disease. I have been at the Trust since 1990. I also run a clinic dedicated to patients with connective tissue disease in which patients with a variety of diseases such as SLE, scleroderma and overlap syndromes are investigated and managed. I manage the rheumatology inpatients in the outpatient rheumatology unit. My role as Medical Director includes contributions towards the planning of a new hospital, the reconfiguration of hospital services particularly with respect to medical staffing and the implementation of effective systems for clinical governance, job planning and appraisal for medical staff.
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