Dr Neil McKay
MBBS, BMedSci, DipMedEd, FRCPEd
I am fully trained in all aspects of clinical rheumatology and possess advanced expertise in the application of ultrasound for the management of inflammatory joint disease. I diagnose and treat a large number of people with a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints affecting the musculoskeletal system. This includes the multisystem rheumatic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and connective tissue disease.
I studied medicine and rheumatology in the North East of England Deanery from 1991, returning to my home city of Edinburgh in 2009. I am a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Lothian Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital.
I focus my interests on the care of people with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly those who may have early or active disease symptoms. Drawing on this clinical and diagnostic experience, I offer the highest quality of care to people with musculoskeletal/inflammatory problems.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil McKay at Spire include:
Assessment and treatment of all aspects of clinical rheumatology including:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Member of the British Society Rheumatology
Member of the Scottish Society Rheumatology
Founder and Chair of the Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group
I am the NHS Lothian principle investigator for multiple new anti-rheumatic disease treatment studies and co-ordinate a team of clinical researchers. I lead the Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group and am the Faculty lead of the UK sonography synovitis course. I was a co-applicant and contributor to the Arthritis research UK funded MSUS education project.
Consultant Rheumatologist, Lothian Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
NHS Research Scotland Clinical Research Fellow
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh
Principal Investigator Rheumatology Clinical Trials and Lead Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Lothian Clinical Research Team
My three young children keep me busy and I enjoy football, cycling, and hill walking.