Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dr Gerald George

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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Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital
Tel: 01634 687166
Clinic times:
Thursday: 2pm - 5pm
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tel: 01892 740047
Clinic times:
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm

An initial consultation with Dr Gerald George is from £240.

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Treatment information

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

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Professional profile

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) & 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. Whilst 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 specialize 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.

General Medical Council Number: C3483437

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Previous Consultant Rheumatologist, Medway NHS Trust, Gillingham, Kent

Contact information

Telephone 01634 662822
Private secretary Kara
Private secretary telephone 07986 475334
Private secretary email
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