Dr Alison Kinder

Consultant Rheumatologist

BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP, FRCP


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I am an established rheumatology consultant having been a consultant in Leicester since 2006. My areas of expertise are inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, hypermobility, lower back pain, sciatica, neck, shoulder, wrist pain, gout, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, soft tissue rheumatology, aspiration and injections of joints and bursa.

I run specialist clinics for young adults (16-25 years old) with rheumatology conditions as well as combined rheumatology and eye service clinics and combined clinics with the kidney service at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

I graduated from Nottingham University in 1995 and completed house officer jobs in Nottingham and Taunton before taking the opportunity to work in Australia for a year in accident and emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and paediatrics.

On returning to the UK I completed postgraduate training in general medicine in Nottingham and Leicester then rheumatology specialist training in Stoke, Nottingham and Leicester before becoming a consultant in Leicester in 2006. I was head of service for rheumatology in Leicester for over six years before resigning to spend more time with my family.

I have many publications in peer review journals and I am a clinical teacher at Leicester University Medical school as well as an educational supervisor to postgraduate doctors.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alison Kinder at Spire include:

Rheumatology

Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand pain
  • Hypermobility
  • Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Lupus
  • Neck pain
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Vasculitis

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Additional information

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatology
Soft tissue rheumatism

BMedSci / Nottingham University / 1993
Bachelor of Medical Sciences

BMBS / Nottingham University / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 2001
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCP / London / 2010
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

British Society for Rheumatology

Royal College of Physicians, London

Midlands Rheumatology Society

Medical Protection Society

British Psoriatic Arthritis Consortium

University hospitals of Leicester

I live with my husband and our three sons and enjoy watching my sons play football, rugby and cricket.