Consultant Profile

Dr Ray Armstrong

Dr Ray Armstrong FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
Special clinical interests:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other inflammatory arthritides
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal pain
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Medico-legal work
Research interests:
Computer and internet-assisted learning
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lead Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospital Southampton
Horonary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • UK Council for Health Informatics Professionals
  • Appraisal Committee member, NICE
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4339
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8076 4339 or 07876 111585
Private secretary fax:
023 8070 1160
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Dr Armstrong gained undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London, and qualified in 1974. His rheumatological training was undertaken at Guy's Hospital with one year spent doing laboratory research under Professor G Panayi, supported by an Arthritis Research Campaign research fellowship. Dr Armstrong was appointed as consultant rheumatologist in Southampton in 1985, where he is currently lead consultant in rheumatology. Dr Armstrong also provides a service to Hythe, Lymington and Romsey and visiting rheumatology service in Guernsey on a monthly basis.

Although his main interests are in inflammatory rheumatic disease, Dr Armstrong's clinical practice embraces all aspects of rheumatology including spinal pain, soft tissue rheumatism, bone disease and medicolegal practice.

Dr Armstrong also pursues an active interest in the application of computer technology to healthcare education and until 2011worked for NHS Evidence, developing a source of high quality information to support healthcare decision-makingl. In the past he has authored and programmed a CD ROM on rheumatology published by Cambridge University Press and has created and maintained an educational website on rheumatology for the Arthritis Research UK (JointZone).

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Dr Ray Armstrong

Dr Ray Armstrong Rheumatology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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