Dr Neil Perera

Dr Neil Perera

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBS, M.Sc, MRCP, PG Dip in Rheumatology

Specialises in

  • Back Pain
  • General rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Also available for:

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I am currently practicing as a substantive NHS Consultant Rheumatologist at BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust / King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex.

I graduated from The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1992 and then undertook my junior doctor training in Sri Lanka. I gained my first NHS experience at the Royal Free Hospital, London in elderly care medicine. I joined my current hospital as a Junior Rheumatologist in 2005 and progressed to become a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist, having obtained GMC specialist registration in Rheumatology.

I regularly keep myself up to date with the latest evidence in Rheumatology so that I can provide my patients with the best possible care.

My current practice involves looking after patients with all aspects of general rheumatology including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis osteoporosis, gout and connective tissue diseases such as SLE and sjogren’s syndrome.

I am also interested in soft tissue rheumatism which includes conditions such as tendinitis, ligament sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, bursitis, fasciitis and fibromyalgia.

I am heavily involved in teaching medical students, registrars and GP trainees and I am an examiner for the MBBS medical degree at Barts and the London medical school. I teach joint injection techniques for local GPs, rheumatology nurse specialists and physiotherapists.


General Medical Council Number: 6085476

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil Perera at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Additional information

MBBS / University of Colombo, Sri Lanka / 19992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Royal College of Physicians of UK (Associate Member)

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Consultant Rheumatologist /Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am a musician, mainly interested in western classical music. I play the guitar at a professional level and have performed with renowned Sri Lankan singers that have come on tour to perform in the UK.

I enjoy watching cricket, it is a sport which I used to play in my younger days.

Telephone 07794 012 922
Email chandani.dona88@hotmail.com
Private secretary Chandani Dona
Private secretary telephone 0779 4012 922
Private secretary fax 020 8597 2446
Private secretary email chandani.dona88@hotmail.com