Dr Richard Hull

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

I have been a consultant in the Portsmouth area since 1989, having trained in Birmingham, Aberdeen, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital, London.

I manage all forms of arthritis from inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis through to osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and hand, shoulder, knee and back problems.

I regularly do joint injections and other injections, as well as interpreting immunology tests, CT and MRI scans and assessing and managing osteoporosis. I compile medico-legal reports on instruction from solicitors and run the Wessex RCGP injection course for GP's. I also liaise closely with physiotherapists.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Richard Hull at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Sports injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injury
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Back pain
  • Soft-tissue injuries

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Additional information

Arthritis and rheumatism; connective tissue diseases; early arthritis and its treatment in children, young people and adults; bone, joint and muscle diseases; injuries to tendon, muscles and soft tissues (excluding fractures)

I keep up to date by attending recognised courses and national and international professional conferences. I am also an examiner of the Royal College of Physicians.

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I enjoy gardening, walking, sailing and skiing.

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