Dr James Francis

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

I did my rheumatology training in Worcester, Lincoln and Leicester. I also have specialist accreditation in general (internal) medicine. I took up my post as consultant physician rheumatologist at UHL in February 2005.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Francis at Spire include:


Other treatments

Dr Francis treats Soft tissue rheumatism, Osteoporosis and Back pain.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Back pain
Soft tissue rheumatism

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Society for Rheumatology

National Osteoporosis Society

Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Personal profile

I am married with two children. I enjoy playing five-a-side football and the occasional golf.

Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Joanne Halford
Private secretary telephone 0751 654 1257
Private secretary fax 0116 279 6457
Private secretary email joannehalford131@gmail.com