Dr Shane Clarke

Dr Shane Clarke

Consultant Rheumatologist

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Shane Clarke at Spire include:

Rheumatology at Spire Bristol Hospital

Other treatments

  • Rheumatology: Osteoporosis

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Professional profile

I qualified from St Mary's Hospital in London in 1991. I have since acquired a thorough training in rheumatology and osteoporosis working in London, Sydney, the National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (Bath) and Bristol. I completed his medical doctorate (MD) on the use of DXA for osteoarthritis and was awarded a prestigious ARC Medical Education Fellowship to study shoulder and knee pain.

I was appointed consultant in rheumatology at Weston Area Health Trust in 2003. There I developed direct access services for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and a brand new diagnostic and management service for patients with osteoporosis. Both initiatives have been very popular with patients. In 2007 I co-authored the ARMA National Guidelines: Management of Regional Musculoskeletal Pain in spare time and served nationally on the ARC Education Sub-committee and ERAN Research and Education Committee. I was appointed Assistant Dean at the Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.

In 2009, I moved to University Hospitals of Bristol to take over the osteoporosis service. Referrals to the service have increased substantially. I was invited to form part of an inspection team assessing hip fracture and osteoporosis services in the South West as part of a Department of Health Initiative. In 2010 I co-ordinated the production of a set of regional osteoporosis guidelines that have been adopted by local commissioning (PCT) bodies regionally.

I am medical advisor to the National Osteoporosis Society Groups in both Weston-super-Mare and Bristol.

To date I have written over 40 scientific articles including a review article on Osteoporosis guidelines for a national GP publication and a chapter on osteoarthritis for the University of Bath Diploma Course. He is a referee to the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and Age & Aging.

Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: Early Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Early Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

South West Osteoporosis Interest Group.
South West Rheumatologists Association.
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA)
Regional Musculoskeletal Pain working Group
Fellow Royal College of Physicians. British Society of Rheumatology.
British Medical Association.

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Current NHS posts

University Hospitals of Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

A qualified biologist, I am very much at home exploring rock pools in my native South Devon. Also a keen gardener I divide my spare time between my family, renovating an old Victorian pile, and 5-a-side soccer on a Wednesday night. Ambitions are to spend more time walking in the country with my family and finishing the chicken run.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Karen Parker
Private secretary telephone 07859 998537
Private secretary email

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