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British Society for Rheumatology

Bride House 18-20 Bride Lane

London, London EC4Y 8EE

United Kingdom

Company Description

The society exists to promote excellence in the treatment of people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and to support those delivering it. It is a professional association representing the whole multi-disciplinary team: consultant rheumatologis ... more

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Employment History


Royal Derby Hospital


Clinical Advisor On NICE RA Management Guidelines

Medical Advisor
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Rheumatologist In Derby and Member of Medical Advisory Board
Arthritis Care

Clinical Advisor To the NICE RA Management Guidelines and NRAS Medical Advisor
Chairman BSR Clinical Affairs Committee

B Guideline Representative
National Institute for Clinical Excellence




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The Work Foundation | Long-term conditions [cached]

Here, Chris Deighton, President of the British Society for Rheumatology, talks about the Simple Tasks campaign and how early treatment can greatly improve an individual's ability to remain in employment.

Chris Deighton

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Dr Chris Deighton, president of the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), explained that many patients suffer from unnecessary pain, despite the fact that gout is curable.

In addition, people with untreated gout may develop permanent joint damage, as well as experiencing an elevated risk of death from heart conditions.
The new guidance, produced by the BSR in conjunction with the Primary Care Rheumatology Society and Keele University, aims to change that.
"It is a little known fact that people of working age with ongoing, symptomatic gout take 4.5 more health-related days off work per year, and incur almost twice the health costs of people who do not have gout," Dr Deighton revealed.

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Dr Chris Deighton. Dr Chris Deighton trained in Newcastle upon Tyne where he gained an MD in the genetic epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis, and was awarded an MRC Travelling Fellowship to Berkeley University in California. He is a semi-retired Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal Derby Hospital, past President of the British Society for Rheumatology, and Clinical Advisor on the NICE RA Management Guidelines.

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The president of the British Society for Rheumatology, Dr Chris Deighton, has said that the study was interesting and that it sheds more light on how environmental factors affect the likelihood of getting rheumatoid arthritis.

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Dr Chris Deighton, the president of the British Society for Rheumatology, said it was an "interesting study" which "gives us more clues" about how the environment can affect the chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis.

He added: "We cannot advocate everybody sitting in the sunshine all day to protect from rheumatoid arthritis, because UV-B burns people and increases the risk of skin cancer.

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