Consultant Profile

Dr Anthony Hammond

Name:
Dr Anthony Hammond BSc, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital
Specialties:
  • Rheumatology
    • Pain management
Special clinical interests:
Interventional management of acute and chronic back and neck pain including sciatica and brachialgia (nerve pains in the arms). Immunologic therapies in rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis. Hyaluronan and other injectional therapies.
Research interests:
Active collaborator in clinical trials of biologic therapies in rheumatoid disease, including trials of TNF inhibitors, anti T-Cell therapies (Abatacept), anti B-Cell therapies (Rituximab and Ocrelizumab), plus new DMARDs and injectable treatments for osteoarthritis treatment.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Maidstone Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
1980
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Physicians of London
British Society for Rheumatology
National Back Pain Association
British Pain Society : Interventional Spinal Interest Group
 
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01622 538093
Private secretary telephone number:
01622 538093
Private secretary fax:
01622 538094
Private secretary email address:
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Dr Hammond graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1980 and has trained in general medicine and rheumatology in Bristol, the Royal National Hospital (Bath), Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital (London).

As an ARC Fellow he undertook doctoral research into the pathology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and was awarded an MD in 1991, appointed consultant physician and rheumatologist at Maidstone Hospital in 1992 and elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1996.

Over the last 10 years, Dr Hammond has developed an interest in, and skill with interventional management of back and neck problems. Informed by the training and protocols of the International Spinal Interventional Society, Dr Hammond has an active practise using precision techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic back and neck pain including sciatica, brachialgia, whiplash, facet an disc related problems.

Dr Hammond has an active interest in other major areas of rheumatology, and supervises a large multi-disciplinary NHS rheumatology practice.
Personal profile:
Dr Hammond was brought up in Edinburgh, though trained principally in England since 1981. He is married with two children. Where time allows, he maintains his interest in tennis, skiing and motor sport though most extra curricular activities are now family orientated.

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Dr Anthony Hammond

Dr Anthony Hammond Rheumatology Consultant, Chatham, Kent, private hospital specialist.

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