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Dr Pamela Peterson

Consultant Rheumatologist
MB ChB, BSc (Hons), FRCP

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Pamela Peterson at Spire include:

Rheumatology

Other treatments

Adult Rheumatology including:

  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Vasculitis

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist with a specialist interest in connective tissue diseases and vasculitis. I see and treat the full range of rheumatological presentations including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitis.

I completed my training in London, working between Guy's, St George's and St Thomas' Hospitals where I developed my research interest in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Since my arrival in the North East, I have spent 10 years working as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and now Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.

As well as being the lead for connective tissue diseases and vasculitis at QEH, I am also the clinical governance lead for our department ensuring safe practice within the department.

I have written training modules on aspects of connective tissue disease and vasculitis for Pulse learning (CPD for General practitioners) and have recently been asked to submit some work for NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society). I have been asked to speak at the local GCA-PMR society meetings. I was nominated for personal touch award, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, 2015.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Rheumatology

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Media Coverage

You are not alone newsletter
December 2015

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Glasgow / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery


Professional memberships

FRCP (Friend of the Royal college of Physicians)
BMA (British medical Association)
RSM (Member of the Royal Society of Medicine)
BSR (British Society for Rheumatology)


Professional leadership

Lead for Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis (QEH)
Head of Department Rheumatology (Freeman Hospital 2013-2016)

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Current NHS posts

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Gateshead

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Research and Publication


Articles

Peterson PL. Axford JS. Isenberg D. Imaging in CNS lupus. [Review] [71 refs] [Journal Article. Review] Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology. 19(5): 727-39, 2005 Oct.

Peterson PL. Howe FA. Clark CA. Axford JS. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 12(12):897-902, 2003.

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I spend time with family and friends and enjoy playing tennis with my 13 year old daughter. I have taken up playing the harp and can be seen fumbling over the notes at the Northumberland Clarsach society meetings once a month!

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687