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Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease
Written by Director of Operations   

Services Provided
  • 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

Consultant Speciality / Specialist Interest Clinic location / frequency
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.
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.
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri am

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.
Mon and Tues am

Mon pm and Thurs 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. 
Patient Leaflets See the documents attached below.
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
Weblinks The following websites related to this specialty may be helpful:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 16:46