Consultant Profile

Dr Mike Batley

Dr Mike Batley MBBS (Lon), MSc(Lon), FRCP (Lon)
Practicing at:
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Back pain
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pain management
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
Special clinical interests:
  • Inflammatory joint disease (eg  Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Autoimmune disease (eg Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Back Pain and Spinal interventions
Research interests:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Use of Biologic therapy in Rheumatoid


Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lead Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01892 741150
Private secretary:
Mary Rimer
Private secretary telephone number:
01622 721868
Private secretary fax:
01892 740 046
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Batley trained at Guy’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1991. I was a junior doctor at the North Middlesex Hospital and was a registrar in the South Thames region – working at St Thomas’, King’s College and Guy’s Hospitals. I was part of the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network and my research looked at the effects of other conditions associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). I have presented this data in Europe and the United States of America. In 2003 I became a consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, working initially out of the Maidstone Site. I have set up Lupus Clinics, Early Synovitis Clinics and Biologic Cohort Clinics, and have published our outcomes in the International Literature.  I have been the Royal College tutor for medicine, Clinical Director for medicine and currently am the Clinical Governance Lead for Medicine at Maidstone as well as the Rheumatology Clinical Lead for MTW trust and the Chair of the VTE committee.

Personal profile:

I live in Cranbrook, have a wife and two lovely daughters, 2 cats, 6 chickens and a few visiting ducks.

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