Dr Mike Batley

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBS (Lon), MSc (Lon), FRCP (Lon)

Specialises in

  • Osteoporosis
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Back pain and spinal interventions (pain management)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

I trained at Guys Hospital in London, qualifying in 1991. I was a junior doctor at the North Middlesex Hospital and was a registrar in the South Thames region working at St Thomas, Kings College and Guys Hospitals.

I was part of the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network and my research looked at the effects of other conditions associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). I have presented this data in Europe and the United States of America. In 2003 I became a consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, working initially out of the Maidstone site. I have set up Lupus Clinics, Early Synovitis Clinics and Biologic Cohort Clinics and published our outcomes in the International Literature.

I have been the Royal College Tutor for Medicine, Clinical Director for Medicine and currently am the Clinical Governance Lead for Medicine at Maidstone, as well as the Rheumatology Clinical Lead for MTW trust and the Chair of the VTE committee.


General Medical Council Number: C3563876

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mike Batley at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Pain management
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Inflammatory joint disease (eg Rheumatoid Arthritis); Autoimmune disease (eg. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus); Back pain and spinal interventions.

Qualification and professional memberships

Research and publications

I run the research department at MTW - trials currently on Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis.


Rheumatoid arthritis - Treatments and Co-morbidity Use of Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid

Current NHS posts

Lead Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust.

Personal profile

 I live in Cranbrook, have a wife and two lovely daughters, two cats, six chickens and a few visiting ducks.

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741 150
Private secretary Mary / Jane
Private secretary telephone 07548504615
Private secretary email m.rimer@nhs.net