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Professor Richard Watts
Professor Richard Watts
MA DM FRCP
Rheumatology
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General Medical Council: 2736244

LANGUAGES

english

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £200
Follow-up appointment: £100

About

Professor Richard Watts has 26 years’ experience as a consultant rheumatologist practising at Nuffield Health Ipswich and Ipswich Hospital, having trained in Oxford, Middlesex Hospital, Cambridge and Norwich. He holds an honorary chair at Norwich Medical School University of East Anglia.

He diagnoses and treats a wide range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions. He is able to arrange and interpret a wide range of investigations including blood tests for arthritis, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and ultrasound and bone density scans.

He has a number of special interests including vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, joint inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis) and gout. He regularly sees patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. He regularly performs a variety of injections into joints and soft tissues including carpal tunnel, bursitis and tennis elbow.

He is a medical advisor to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), Vasculitis UK and has been a clinical advisor to Arthritis Research Campaign (now Arthritis Research UK).

He was previously Editor-in-Chief of Rheumatology and Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology

Outside rheumatology his interests include skiing, mountain walking, gardening and steam engines.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Joint injection
  • Soft tissue injection
  • Rheumatology
  • Medical report
  • Medicolegal
  • Video consultation
  • Immunosuppressive therapies
  • Disease modifying therapies
  • Biological therapies

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Special Interests

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Back pain
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis)
  • Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) (Chung-Strauss syndrome)
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Myositis

Education

QUALIFICATIONS 

BA  (Oxon) Physiological Sciences - Oxford University - 1978
BM BCh - Oxford University - 1982
MRCP (UK) - 1985
DM (Oxon) - 1991
FRCP (London) - 1999
 

MEMBERSHIP PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

British Society for Rheumatology
Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
Association of Physicians of the United Kingdom and Ireland
American College of Rheumatology

 

AWARDS

Heberden Roundsman British Society for Rheumatology 2014

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