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Dr. Ray Armstrong

Professional Description:

Consultant Rheumatologist and Hon Clinical Senior Lecturer



Pound House
SO51 0LS
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I have over 35 years’ experience as a Teaching Hospital Consultant Rheumatologist and remain in the same employment on a part-time basis. My professional interests have included the application of IT to healthcare and education. I was a committee member for NICE for 10 years and worked for NHS Evidence.

I have been preparing reports as an Expert Witness for more than 25 years. I undertake clinical negligence reporting frequently. My expertise includes inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, lupus, gout and ankylosing spondylitis), soft tissue rheumatism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, whiplash, chronic pain syndromes (including CRPS), work-related disorders (including RSI) and spinal pain.

In addition to solicitors I have prepared reports for NHS Resolution, MDU, Medical Protection Society and MDDUS as well as the GMC.

My work is apportioned approximately as follows: Claimant 55%, Defendant 40% Joint 5%. I have given evidence in Court on a number of occasions. I act in accordance with the guidance "Acting as an expert or professional witness - Guidance for healthcare professionals", which is endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians of London and is consistent to the standards and guidance of the General Medical Council.


Cambridge (St John's College), Guy's Hospital, BSR Medicolegal course and regular attendance at Medicolegal update courses.


Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London, British Society for Rheumatology, Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine, Medical Protection Society.

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