Dr Zoe McLaren

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBChB (Hons), FRCP(London), CCT Rheumatology


Specialises in

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist. I have an interest in lifestyle medicine and how factors such as diet and exercise can impact medical diseases, mental health and wellbeing. My overall approach is thorough and holistic. I am pleased to offer a range of consultation options including telephone consultation, video consultation and face to face assessment depending on what suits the individual patient.

I started training in Rheumatology in Merseyside in 2003 as part of my general medical training. I then completed my specialist registrar training in rheumatology as part of the Mersey rotation between 2005 and 2012. During this time I completed a prestigious Arthritis Research UK fellowship researching childhood SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) in the Institute of Child Health in The Royal Liverpool Children’s’ Hospital.

I was appointed as a consultant rheumatologist in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales in January 2012 where I worked as a general rheumatologist until November 2019. During the same period I offered private rheumatology care in Spire Yale Wrexham. After completing my tenure as The Welsh Devolved Nation Chair to the British Society of Rheumatology, I took my current post in Liverpool where my specific task has been to consolidate specialised services for SLE and Sjogren’s Syndrome in the newly merged Trust. I was also recently appointed to the position of Trust Audit lead and I am our departmental education lead.

I currently work as a consultant rheumatologist in the newly merged Liverpool University Hopsitals NHS Trust across 3 major hospitals – Broadgreen, Aintree and the Royal Liverpool. In my NHS practise I treat the full range of rheumatological conditions and I have particular expertise in managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and adults with Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis. Like most rheumatologists I am especially interested in early diagnosis of inflammatory conditions to prevent damage to joints and maintain health.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Zoe McLaren at Spire include:

Rheumatology

Other treatments

  • Rheumatology - diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of inflammatory rheumatological diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Osteoarthritis

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue rheumatism

Special clinical interests: Spondyloarthropathies (ankylosing Spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthropathy and psoriatic arthritis) Early inflammatory arthritis SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). Gout

Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB (hons) / University of Liverpool / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Medical Defense Union

General Medical Council (GMC)

British Medical Association (BMA)

Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

Outside work I enjoy walking, skiing, gardening, cycling and camping holidays with my GP husband, 2 daughters and our golden retriever Lucy.

Contact information

Telephone 0151 522 1860
Private secretary Clare Van de Waal
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1860
Private secretary fax 0151 522 1861
Private secretary email clare.vandewaal@spirehealthcare.com