Dr Ray Armstrong

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I gained undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London, and qualified in 1974. My rheumatological training was undertaken at Guy's Hospital with one year spent doing laboratory research under Professor G Panayi, supported by an Arthritis Research Campaign research fellowship.

I was appointed as consultant rheumatologist in Southampton in 1985, where I am currently lead consultant in rheumatology. I also provide a service to Hythe, Lymington and Romsey and a visiting rheumatology service in Guernsey on a monthly basis. Although my main interests are in inflammatory rheumatic disease, my clinical practice embraces all aspects of rheumatology including spinal pain, soft tissue rheumatism, bone disease and medicolegal practice.

I also pursue an active interest in the application of computer technology to healthcare education and until 2011 worked for NHS Evidence, developing a source of high quality information to support healthcare decision-making. In the past I have authored and programmed a CD ROM on rheumatology published by Cambridge University Press and have created and maintained an educational website on rheumatology for the Arthritis Research UK (JointZone).


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ray Armstrong at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

Get in touch

Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Southampton Hospital.


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Lead Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospital Southampton. Horonary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology.

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc
Private secretary Tracey Ralph
Private secretary telephone 07809 512 991
Private secretary email tracey.ralph@spirehealthcare.com or tracey.ralph2@nhs.net