Professor John Axford

Professor John Axford

Consultant Rheumatologist

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor John Axford at Spire include:



Other treatments

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.

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Professional profile

Professor Axford has worked for over thirty 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, which 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 coordinated and integrated manner.

Professor Axford has made notable achievements within a number of institutions and societies. At St George's, University of London he has served on council, was the Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and directed the Hotung Centre. He has been associated with the Royal Society of Medicine for over twenty years and has been a Trustee and Honorary Secretary and is an Honorary member. Professor Axford has received a number of awards, including BMA book of the year award, the Doris Hillier Award for Rheumatology, four NHS/ACCEA merit awards and honorary membership of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Private contact details

Telephone Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
Private secretary Julia Steed
Private secretary fax 020 8605 2873
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Society for Rheumatology
American College of Rheumatology
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

St George's, University of London

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