Dr Ernest Wong

Dr Ernest Wong

Consultant Rheumatologist
MB BCh, BAO, BMedsci, MSc (Sports Medicine), MRCP

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ernest Wong at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am passionate about delivering a high level of patient care and promoting patient safety. I specialise in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis and safe ultrasound guided injections.

I joined Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as a consultant rheumatologist in August 2009 having trained in the rheumatology centres of excellence, Norwich, Bath and Oxford.

Within the first year of my consultant post, I set up the early inflammatory arthritis Ultrasound service based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The following year, I started the combined orthopaedic annd rheumatology foot clinic. I am also a patient safety fellow for the South of England Strategic Health Authority.

I have successfully piloted the immunosuppressant monitoring patient safety project within the rheumatology department at QAH. The piloted results were presented at the National Patient Safety Conference in November 2011, with Professor Sir Bruce Keogh as keynote speaker.

The best practice was also shared internationally at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference in Orlando during December 2011.

As a strong advocate for the use of ultrasound in rheumatology, I tutor at the Wessex Rheumatology Ultrasound special interest group quarterly meetings and am a visiting ultrasound tutor nationally. I have chaired and hosted both regional and national advanced ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis clinical perceptorships with invited international rheumatology sonography experts ,including Professor Walter Grassi and Dr Emilio Filippucci.

As a fellow of the National Leadership Council, I was invited to Westminster as part of the 'Listening Exercise' to advise Secretary of Heath, Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley, in May 2011. In November 2011, I led my team to receive the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champion Award presented by the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Theresa May in the Speakers Chambers, House of Commons, Westminster.

Clinical Interests

Rheumatology: Ultrasound sonography in early arthritis; Sports Medicine; Ultrasound guided injections; Vasculitis; Gout and pseudogout; PMR; Temporal arthritis; Fibromyalgia

Private contact details

Private secretary Jo Clyma
Private secretary telephone 02392 264 073
Private secretary fax 02392 003 919
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of European League Against Rheumatism
Member of British Society of Rheumatology
Member of Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of National Leadership Council
Founding member of Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Patient safety and clinical leadership fellow at South of England Strategic Health Authority

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Personal Profile

I enjoy getting out and about with my wife and two boys on the south coast. I am a keen sportsman and maintain a competitive level in racket sports. I also speak Mandarin fluently and trained in Chinese calligraphy.

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