There are several doctors in Paediatric Rheumatology and it is likely you will meet more than one of us when you visit. You may also be seen by one of the Specialist Registrars in Rheumatology or a visiting Fellow (overseas doctor), who join the team for six to twelve months. These doctors are at a senior level in their training and soon to become consultants themselves.
Meet the Doctors
Dr Nick Wilkinson
Consultant paediatric rheumatologist working at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and the Oxford Children's Hospital.
Dr Joel David
Consultant rheumatologist at the NOC.
Dr Sally Edmonds
Consultant rheumatologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital who works with us fortnightly on Friday mornings.
Dr Roz Jefferson
Consultant paediatrician at the Royal Berkshire Hospital who works with us fortnightly on Friday mornings.
Dr Anne Miller
Associate specialist in rheumatology at the NOC.
Dr Fiona Kinnear
Associate specialist in ophthalmology. Fiona has a unique job in checking the eyes of children with inflammatory diseases and advising on their treatment.
How can we help?
We are responsible for making a diagnosis and forming a treatment plan with you and the other members of the team. We will discuss any recommended medicines.
- Arrange investigations such as X-Rays, ultrasound scans or MRI scans
- Take blood tests if necessary for diagnosis
- Inject joints with steroids in clinic or under a general anaesthetic if the patient is young
We will write to your GP each time you come to clinic to let them know what has happened and about the decisions we have taken with you and the team. A copy will be sent to you as a summary of your consultation to keep for your records.
How do we fit in with the rest of the team?
We work closely with all members of the team.
We will ask other team members to see you in clinic the same day if required. Alternatively we may discuss specific concerns at one of our weekly team meetings and a team member will arrange a review with you soon after. Similarly, other team members give feedback to us at team meetings.
What happens at an appointment?
This depends on the clinic.
In most clinics we will see the patient together with family members to discuss concerns and for a physical examination (usually top to toe). In our adolescent clinic we see the patient first on their own and parents are invited in afterwards.
You will often see more than one doctor, including an eye doctor (ophthalmologist), and one or two other team members. It is unlikely you will see the same doctor each time, but don't worry because we work closely as a team. Please help us by filling out the clinic questionnaire.
If you have regular blood tests we will ask you to bring the results on the yellow monitoring card we provide you. Occasionally we will need to take blood ourselves and we may inject a swollen joint in clinic. Both will be discussed with you beforehand. For some patients we are able to get a scan on the same day.