The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology
The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology, based in Manchester
Royal Infirmary, manages a broad range of musculoskeletal and
autoimmune disorders. Currently, six consultants and two registrars
provide a secondary care rheumatology service to residents of
central Manchester. The conditions we commonly manage include
rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis,
gout, connective tissue diseases (e.g. systemic lupus
erythematosus, myositis, scleroderma and Sjogren's syndrome) and
non-inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases such as
The Kellgren Centre also provides a tertiary and regional
service for Greater Manchester and the wider North West area for
complex rheumatic conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus
(we are a Lupus UK Centre of Excellence), vasculitis, Behcet's
disease, heritable collagen disorders and complex regional pain
syndrome. We also offer a regional joint obstetric/rheumatology
clinic with colleagues in Saint Mary's Hospital and
transition service with our paediatric rheumatology
colleagues for young adults transferring from the Children's
The department has two fulltime NHS consultants
(Dr Gorodkin and Dr Ho), two 50/50 clinical/academic consultants
(Professor Bruce and Dr Parker) and two fulltime academic
rheumatologists (Professor Barton and Dr Hyrich). There are 3
specialist nurses and junior doctor staffing includes 2 registrars,
one ST1/2, and one FY2.
Location and contact details:
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Enter the MRI through the entrance on The Boulevard and walk
straight through Costa Coffee to the lifts. The Kellgren Centre for
Rheumatology is to the right of the lifts on the ground floor.
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directions to the Hospital
General enquiries and reception: 0161 2764357
Programmed Investigations Unit (for infusions and
0161 2763583 (9am-1pm) or 0161 276 4209 (1am-5pm)
Clinics run daily 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only.
We also provide a dedicated nurse helpline for our patients.
There is also a Rheumatology department at Trafford Hospitals,
with clinics running from both Trafford and Altrincham General. For
more information please visit their pages here.
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