Dr Christopher Holroyd

Consultant Rheumatologist

BM, MRCP


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Christopher Holroyd is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Southampton University Hospitals. Dr Holroyd graduated from the University of Southampton in 2000. Following this, his postgraduate rheumatology training was completed in the Wessex region, with accreditation in both rheumatology and internal medicine in 2010. During his training, Dr Holroyd completed 3 years as a clinical research fellow at the Medical Research Council, Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University Of Southampton.

Dr Holroyd was appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist in Southampton in 2012 and is currently lead consultant for the biological therapies service for patients with inflammatory arthritis. Dr Holroyd also provides a service to Moorgreen Hospital, and a visiting rheumatology service in Guernsey on a monthly basis.

Dr Holroyd's practice embraces all aspects of rheumatology including inflammatory rheumatic disease, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease, soft tissue rheumatism, spinal pain,and fibromyalgia. He is also interested in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis.

The rheumatology department of University Hospital Southampton has received several awards for its work; most recently, the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Centre of Excellence award 2015-2020.

Dr Holroyd's biological therapies service was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology Best Practice (Outstanding) award, and was recently selected to represent rheumatology at the House of Lords Innovation within the NHS event. Dr Holroyd has a keen research interest and has received awards from the National Osteoporosis Society and the International Osteoporosis Federation for his research into bone disease. He is also principle investigator on several international clinical trials

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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Christopher Holroyd at Spire include:

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Qualification and professional memberships

BM / University of Southampton / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine
BM is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training


Professional memberships

British Society of Rheumatology

Royal College of Physicians (London)


Professional leadership

Lead consultant for the biological therapies review service at UHS.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

Contact information

Private secretary Charlotte Feist
Private secretary telephone 02380 764357
Private secretary fax 02380 764358
Private secretary email charlotte.feist@spirehealthcare.com