Dr Christopher Kelsey

Consultant Rheumatologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Roding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Christopher Kelsey at Spire include:


Other treatments

Osteoporosis, Soft tissue rheumatism Osteoporosis, Lumbar spine disorders, Inflammatory rheumatic disorders

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Professional profile

I am a consultant rheumatologist at Spire Hartswood and Spire Roding private hospitals in Brentwood and Redbridge, Essex, offering private rheumatology care in their clean and comfortable hospitals. I have been a consultant rheumatologist since 1994. Until 2011 I worked as a consultant rheumatologist at Queen's Hospital Romford, part of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. I am now a fully private consultant rheumatologist.

My clinical interests are in rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, osteoporosis, Paget's disease, paediatric rheumatology, shoulder disorders, RSI, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and hypermobility.

My research interests are in combination therapy in RA and fracture prevention. I am currently participating in a number of national trials.

I have developed a wide range of services for patients incuding patient centred clinics in SLE and osteoporosis, joint injection clinics, telephone clinics and, more recently, combined antenatal clinics with patients with SLE and a combined kyphoplasty clinic for patients with osteoporosis.

I have also been involved in the development of care pathways, national guidelines and quality and outcome measures in rheumatology and participate in external peer review. In addition, I have promoted patient involvement in their care previously working with the Trust's Patient Partnership Forum and with the National Patient Safety Agency.

I have supported the Expert Patient Programme, have set up a patient drop-in service with Lupus UK, and am a consultant advisor to The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. I am a committee member of the British Society for Rheumatology and on an Expert Working Group with the NHS Information Agency.

I completed my training at St Andrew's University and Guy's Hospital and was Senior Registrar in the Oxford region. I obtained an MSc in immunology in 1984 at Imperial College.

Clinical Interests

Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoporosis, Paget's disease, shoulder disorders, repetitive strain injury (RSI), hypermobility, soft tissue rheumatism, spinal disorders, paediatric rheumatology

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766 or Spire Roding 0208 709 7817

Media Coverage

National Osteoporosis Society

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

The British Society for Rheumatology

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Member of British Society for Rheumatology
Member of Bone Research Society
Scientific Member of National Osteoporosis Society
Consultant Advisor National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Member of The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology.

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Personal Profile

I am happily married and am a retired medical officer in the Territorial Army (Royal Signals) and member of the Anglo-American Medical Society.

I am a life member of the National Trust and also a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Institution. My interests are in art and antiques and I was previously a junior county player in tennis.

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