Rheumatology Team

Our Rheumatology Department is a multidisciplinary team consisting of 7 consultant rheumatologists, 3 specialist registrars training in Rheumatology, a junior doctor, specialist nurses, day case unit nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotics, clinical psychologist and counsellor, administration staff and secretaries. 

All our consultant rheumatologists are specialists in rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis. 

Consultant Rheumatologists

Dr Emma Clark
Specialises in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
Secretary: Jessica Goodwin 0117 4142849

Dr Paul Creamer
Specialises in ankylosing spondylitis
Secretary:
Southmead, Lavern Murray 0117 4142852
Cossham, Caroline Reed 0117 3408510

Dr Harsha Gunarwardena,
Specialises in the connective tissue diseases and vasculitis
Southmead, Val Cooke 0117 4142851
Cossham, Caroline Reed 0117 3408510

Dr Valerie Kyle
Specialises in polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis and vasculitis.
Southmead, Sandra Charlton 0117 4142853
Cossham, Caroline Reed 0117 3408510

Dr Nicola Minaur
Specialises in young adult \Rhuematology and transition and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Southmead, Liz Emery 0117 4142850
Cossham, Caroline Reed 0117 3408510

Dr Sam Patel
Specialises in Acute General Medicine, vasculitis and Behçets syndrome 
Secretary: Sarah Thomas

Prof Jon Tobias Clincal Lead
Clinics: Southmead
Secretary: Liz Emery 0117 4142850

Specialist nurses
Alison Bayliss
Elaine McCormack
Felicity Ferris
Julie Taylor

Specialist Pharmacist
Emily Rose

Physiotherapists
Rachel Lewis and team

Occupational therapists
Jenny Philpott and team

Clinical psychologist
Kate Druett