Dr Ernest Wong

Consultant Rheumatologist

MB BCh, BAO, BMedsci, MSc (Sports Medicine), FRCP


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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. I am passionate about delivering a high level of patient centered care and promoting patient safety. I have also been a Patient Safety Fellow for the South of England Strategic Health Authority between 2011-2013.

I have successfully piloted the Immunosuppressant Monitoring Patient Safety Project within the Rheumatology department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The piloted results were presented at the National Patient Safety Conference and shared internationally at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference in Orlando December 2011 on behalf of South Central SHA. This monitoring system is now being used by Rheumatology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Dermatology department at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

As a strong advocate for the use of ultrasound in Rheumatology, I co founded the South Central Rheumatology Ultrasound(US) network in 2010. I have been the chair for this popular quarterly US peer review network since 2011 and am also 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.

I am a strong believer that clinical outcomes are better when clinical research are delivered side by side routine clinical care. In 2018 I was chief investigator for 3 clinical trials and principal investigator for 5 more. I am also sub PI for several other trials. My main research interests are Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Giant cell arteritis, vasculitis and Rheumatology ultrasound.

In November 2016 my Rheumatology colleagues from Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust and I received National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champion Award from Prime Minister, Theresa May in Westminster for the unprecedented second time. We are really proud and honoured to receive continuous recognition for our patient centred care.

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Treatment information

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

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Clinical interests

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

Research and publications

Ultrasound in achilles tendinopathy. Clinical use of ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis.

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

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.

Contact information

Private secretary Jo Clyma
Private secretary telephone 02392 264 073
Private secretary fax 02392 003 919
Private secretary email rheumatology@virginmedia.com