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Rita Abdulkader

Rheumatology

Ipswich Hospital

Paul Byrne
Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Rheumatology

Colchester Hospital

I have worked at the Trust since September 1997. I have special interest in osteoporosis and sports medicine.

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Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Rheumatology

Colchester Hospital

I have worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Colchester Hospital since 2012. I previously worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London.

I have an interest in managing connective tissue diseases, particularly SLE.

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Suzanne Lane - IHT Rheumatology
Suzanne Lane - IHT Rheumatology

Suzanne Lane

Rheumatology

Ipswich Hospital

I graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 1994 and undertook A&E and basic medical training in hospitals around Birmingham and Norwich. I undertook a period of research in vasculitis prior to Rheumatology speciality training.

I joined Ipswich Hospital as a Consultant in 2004, and see patients in all areas of rheumatology with specialist interests in vasculitis, Paediatric Rheumatology, inflammatory arthritis and osteoporosis.

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Eleana Ntatsaki - IHT - Rheumatology
Eleana Ntatsaki - IHT - Rheumatology

Eleana Ntatsaki

Rheumatology

Ipswich Hospital

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist at Ipswich hospital NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. I first joined Ipswich hospital in 2006 and after completing my training in the East of England and London re-joined the Rheumatology team as a permanent NHS Consultant in 2016.

I am a general rheumatologist with a specialist interest in ultrasound for early arthritis, Connective Tissue Disease (systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis) and Integrated Medicine. I run a dedicated ultrasound and CTD clinic and I am the East Anglia Rare Autoimmune Disease lead for Ipswich hospital.

I am a very keen educator, awarded with the “Educator of the Year” distinction by Health Education East of England and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education authority. I have a Masters degree in Medial Education, and I am the Educational supervisor for Rheumatology trainees in Ipswich Hospital.

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Lynne Shand - IHR - Rheumatology
Lynne Shand - IHR - Rheumatology

Lynne Shand

Rheumatology

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a pure Rheumatology Consultant for several years and joined the Ipswich Rheumatology team in March 2011. I enjoy seeing a wide variety of patients and aim to help patients with early rheumatoid arthritis achieve remission via tight control.

I recently commenced a multidisciplinary patient education programme to enhance patient empowerment. I developed an interest in CTD whilst training in London and I am keen to develop pathways for chronic MSK problems with GPs in the community.

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Tom Walton
Tom Walton

Tom Walton

Rheumatology

Colchester Hospital

I joined the Trust in 2002, having trained in Guys and St Thomas Hospitals.  I see all general rheumatology patients with conditions ranging from gout to osteoporosis.

I review the majority of our paediatric patients in conjunction with the paediatric multidisciplinary team. I have also been interested in the education of junior doctors, having been a College Tutor,  and have helped to set up the NRAS patient group for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Anita Weerakoon - IHT - Rheumatology
Anita Weerakoon - IHT - Rheumatology

Anita Weerakoon

Rheumatology

Ipswich Hospital

I joined Ipswich Rheumatology team in November 2012. I am a general rheumatologist with special interest in inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, medical education and training.

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