Professor John Axford
DSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
"Spire St Anthony's Hospital offers excellent all-round clinical care for paediatric and adult patients with musculoskeletal disorders."
Professor Axford has worked for over 30 years within the NHS and one of his visions was to develop an integrated musculoskeletal service. He achieved this with the opening of the Hotung Centre at St George's Hospital in 2002. This is now an internationally acknowledged centre of clinical excellence.
Professor Axford is the founding director of the London Rheumatology Clinic, whose aim is the provision of holistic individualised clinical care in a co-ordinated and integrated manner.
Prof Axford practises holistic care for his paediatric and adult patients with musculoskeletal disorders. In particular he has special interests in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, adult inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, bone disorders such as osteoporosis and degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis.
Prof Axford is Director of the London Rheumatology Clinic. This is a holistic rheumatology service comprising eight clinicians who are all focused upon care excellence.
Prof Axford is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at St George's University of London.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor John Axford at Spire include:
Professor John Axford specialises in all aspects of musculoskeletal disease in adults and children. This includes disorders ranging from joint and back pain to autoimmune inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Spire St Anthony's Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS / University College London / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine
Professional degree in medicine awarded upon graduation from medical school
Online journal: UptoDate
Editor and author of a number of chapters in this online textbook which updates information at least once a year.
Editor & Author: Medicine (currently being updated for online access).
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Rheumatology, St George's NHS Trust
Professor Axford continues to enjoy lecturing to other clinicians, travelling the globe with his wife, and actively being part of a family that continues to grow and become more demanding each month.
In addition, Professor Axford is persevering with golf and his desire to reach the 19th hole in as short a period of time as possible.