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Dr Selwyn Richards

Dr Selwyn RichardsConsultant and clinical lead for rheumatology and back pain services

FRCP (UK), MSc (London), BM CBh (Oxon), MA (Cantab), Dip Sport Med (RCSE)

Areas of specialist interest

Rheumatology, spinal and persistent pain, CFS/ME, inflammatory arthritis and sport and exercise medicine, sports injuries.

About Dr Richards

Dr Richards was appointed as a consultant rheumatologist in 2001. He leads the Poole Acute Back Pain Service, is lead clinician for CFS/ME services for Dorset and clinical champion for CFS/ME for Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight. He is actively involved in running clinical research, including his own investigator initiated studies.

He is the chief investigator in the UK for some multicentre clinical trials and the principle investigator at Poole Hospital for studies, especially in fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. He is frequently asked to lecture both at local and national meetings.

The rheumatology department at Poole Hospital has won several national awards.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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