Dr Gerald George

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lupus and connective tissue diseases

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I cover all aspects of adult rheumatology including inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, connective tissue diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren's syndrome and Golfer's elbow, systemic sclerosis, osteoarthritis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis or GCA), fibromyalgia, metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis and osteomalacia, back pain, and soft tissue rheumatism which includes tendonitis, tenosynovitis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Procedures include joint and soft tissue injections as well as nerve conduction studies for carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment. I perform musculoskeletal ultrasound in the context of early inflammatory arthritis.

I am now an Independent Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician with 18 years’ experience as an NHS Consultant in Rheumatology. While working for the NHS at Medway Hospital, I was the lead clinician for the Rheumatology Department for seven years and also the Clinical Director for Planned Specialty Medicine that included Rheumatology, Dermatology, Neurology and GU Medicine.

I am accredited for medico-legal reports and prepare reports for musculoskeletal personal injury such as whiplash, neck pain, back pain, tendonitis and fibromyalgia.

I qualified in Medicine at the University of Southampton in 1990. As part of my early career I quickly developed an interest in Rheumatology and went on to specialise in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine which included training in the prestigious Rheumatology units of Guy’s, St Thomas’ and St George’s Hospitals.

I qualified with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Warwick in 2010.

To book an appointment with me please call my secretary directly on 07986 475334.


General Medical Council Number: C3483437

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gerald George at Spire include:


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Additional information

Back pain
Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Metabolic bone diseases
Paediatric rheumatology
Pain management
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue injury
Soft tissue rheumatism
Sports and exercise medicine
Sports injury

Professional memberships

National Osteoporosis Society

British Society for Rheumatology

Royal College of Physicians

Professional leadership

Previous Rheumatology Lead Clinician
Previous Clinical Director for planned specialty care
Previous IT Clinical Lead

  • Treatment of fibromyalgia and lupus

Previous Consultant Rheumatologist, Medway NHS Trust, Gillingham, Kent.

Telephone 01892 741150
Private secretary Kara
Private secretary telephone 07896475334
Private secretary email private@rheumatologyconsultant.co.uk