Consultant Profile

Dr Christopher Kelsey

Dr Christopher Kelsey MSc, MB, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
Special clinical interests:
Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoporosis, Paget's disease, shoulder disorders, repetitive strain injury (RSI), hypermobility, soft tissue rheumatism, spinal disorders, paediatric rheumatology
Research interests:
Combination therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fracture prevention.
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Member of British Society for Rheumatology
Member of Bone Research Society
Scientific Member of National Osteoporosis Society
Consultant Advisor National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Member of The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7878
Private secretary telephone number:
01708 435000 ext2721
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Christopher Kelsey is a consultant rheumatologist at Spire Hartswood and Spire Roding private hospitals in Brentwood and Redbridge, Essex, offering private rheumatology care in our clean and comfortable hospitals.

Dr Christopher Kelsey has been a consultant rheumatologist since 1994. He completed his training at St Andrew's University and Guy's Hospital and was Senior Registrar in the Oxford region. Dr Kelsey obtained an MSc in immunology in 1984 at Imperial College. Until 2011 he worked as a consultant rheumatologist at Queen's Hospital Romford, part of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is now a fully private consultant rheumatologist.

Dr Kelsey's clinical interests are in rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, osteoporosis, Paget's disease, paediatric rheumatology, shoulder disorders, RSI, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and hypermobility. His research interests are in combination therapy in RA and fracture prevention. Dr Christopher Kelsey is currently participating in a number of national trials.

Dr Kelsey has developed a wide range of services for patients incuding patient centred clinics in SLE and osteoporosis, joint injection clinics, telephone clinics and, more recently, combined antenatal clinics with patients with SLE and a combined kyphoplasty clinic for patients with osteoporosis.

Dr Christopher Kelsey has also been involved in the development of care pathways, national guidelines and quality and outcome measures in rheumatology and participates in external peer review.

In addition, Dr Kelsey has promoted patient involvement in their care previously working with the Trust's Patient Partnership Forum and with the National Patient Safety Agency. Dr Kelsey has supported the Expert Patient Programme, has set up a patient drop-in service with Lupus UK, and is a consultant advisor to The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

Dr Christopher Kelsey is a committee member of the British Society for Rheumatology and on an Expert Working Group with the NHS Information Agency.

Personal profile:
I am happily married and am a retired medical officer in the Territorial Army (Royal Signals) and member of the Anglo-American Medical Society

I am a life member of the National Trust and also a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Institution. My interests are in art and antiques and I was previously a junior county player in tennis.
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Dr Christopher Kelsey

Dr Christopher Kelsey, rheumatology, Essex, East London, Spire Roding Hospital, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoporosis, Paget's disease, shoulder disorders, repetitive strain injury, soft tissue rheumatism, private hospital

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