The service has a dedicated group of highly trained, motivated and experienced doctors, nurses and specialist nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, working as a multidisciplinary team.
As a team we constantly strive towards improving the services we provide for our patients. Wherever possible, we provide patients with the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision about their own treatment. Questions are welcomed and are encouraged. All consultants see general rheumatological problems including early inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthropathies and connective tissues diseases.
The team is made up of the following staff:
Dr Philip Helliwell Consultant Rheumatologist FRCP, Senior Lecturer at Leeds University. Special interest: Spondyloarthritidies (PsA and AS), biomechanical and foot disorders, sports medicine and Paget's disease.
Dr Wendy Shingler Consultant Rheumatologist FRCP, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds University, Speciality Lead and Clinical Governance Lead Special Interest: Transition of Paediatric rheumatology patients
Dr Zoe Ash Consultant Rheumatologist (Part time). Interim Osteoporosis Lead. Special Interest: Osteoporosis, Spondyloarthropathies
Dr Ahmed Zayat Consultant Rheumatologist, (covers previous Dr MacIver patients). Special interest: Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Dr Tariq Aslam Locum Consultant Rheumatologist, covering for patients under Dr Nadesalingam (on maternity leave from 6th March 2017)
Alan Pollard Lead Nurse Specialist - General rheumatology
Sarah Redfern-Riley Senior Nurse Specialist - General rheumatology and Transition of Paediatric Rheumatology patients
Samantha Johns Senior Nurse Specialist - General rheumatology
Catherine Short Nurse Specialist - General rheumatology
Suzanne Mitchell Sister on Daycase Unit - General rheumatology
Bev English Research Nurse - General rheumatology
Janet Curran Research Nurse - General rheumatology
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