Consultant Profile

Prof John Axford

Prof John Axford DSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Practicing at:
Spire St Anthony's Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    Special clinical interests:

    Professor John Axford specialises in all aspects of musculoskeletal disease in adults and children. This includes disorders ranging from joint and back pain to autoimmune inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    St George's, University of London

    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • British Society for Rheumatology
    • American College of Rheumatology
    • Royal Society of Medicine
    • British Medical Association
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
    Private secretary:
    Julia  Steed
    Private secretary telephone number:
    020 8605 2870
    Private secretary fax:
    020 8605 2873
    Private secretary email address:
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Professor Axford has worked for over thirty years within the NHS and one of his visions was to develop an integrated musculoskeletal service. He achieved this with the opening of The Hotung Centre at St. George's Hospital in 2002, which is now an internationally acknowledged centre of clinical excellence.

    Professor Axford is the founding director of the London Rheumatology Clinic, whose aim is the provision of holistic individualised clinical care in a coordinated and integrated manner.

    Academic Profile

    Professor Axford has made notable achievements within a number of institutions and societies. At St. George's, University of London he has served on Council, was the Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and directed the Hotung Centre.
    He has been associated with the Royal Society of Medicine for over twenty years and has been a Trustee and Honorary Secretary and is an Honorary member.

    Professor Axford has received a number of awards, including BMA book of the year award, the Doris Hillier Award for Rheumatology, four NHS/ACCEA merit awards and honorary membership of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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    Prof John Axford

    Prof John Axford Rheumatology Consultant, Sutton, private hospital specialist.

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