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The Team

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​​