Consultant Profile

Dr Ernest Wong

Dr Ernest Wong MB BCh BAO BMedsci MSc (Sports Medicine) MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Back pain
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:

Ultrasound sonography in early arthritis
Sports Medicine
Ultrasound guided injections
Gout and pseudogout
Temporal arthritis

Research interests:

Ultrasound in achilles tendinopathy

Clinical use of ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Rheumatologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Patient safety and clinical leadership fellow at South of England Strategic Health Authority

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of European League Against Rheumatism

Member of British Society of Rheumatology

Member of Royal College of Physicians

Fellow of National Leadership Council

Founding member of Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Private secretary:
Catriona Warner
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Ernest Wong joined Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant Rheumatologist in August 2009 having trained in the Rheumatology Centres of Excellence, Norwich, Bath and Oxford. 


Dr Ernest Wong is passionate about delivering a high level of patient care and promoting patient safety. He specialises in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis and safe ultrasound guided injections.


Within the first year of his consultant post, he set up the Early Inflammatory Arthritis Ultrasound service based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The following year, he started the combined Orthopaedic/Rheumatology Foot clinic.


Dr. Ernest Wong is also a Patient Safety Fellow for the South of England Strategic Health Authority. He has successfully piloted the Immunosuppressant Monitoring Patient Safety Project within the Rheumatology department at QAH. The piloted results were presented at the National Patient Safety Conference in November 2011, with Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as keynote speaker. The best practice was also shared internationally at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference in Orlando during December 2011.


As a strong advocate for the use of ultrasound in Rheumatology, he tutors at the Wessex Rheumatology Ultrasound special interest group quarterly meetings and is a visiting ultrasound tutor nationally. He has chaired and hosted both regional and national Advanced Ultrasound in Inflammatory Arthritis Clinical Perceptorships with invited international Rheumatology sonography experts including Professor Walter Grassi and Dr Emilio Filippucci.


As a fellow of the National Leadership Council, he was invited to Westminster as part of the “Listening Exercise” to advise Secretary of Heath, Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley, in May 2011.


In November 2011, Dr. Ernest Wong led his team to receive the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champion Award presented by the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Theresa May in the Speakers Chambers, House of Commons, Westminster.

Personal profile:

Dr Ernest Wong enjoys getting out and about with his wife and 2 boys in the south coast. He is a keen sportsman and maintains a competitive level in racket sports. He also speaks mandarin fluently and trained in Chinese calligraphy.

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Dr Ernest Wong

Dr Ernest Wong Rheumatology Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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