Dr Simon Donnelly

Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician

QualificationsMRCP MSc Sport/Exercise Medicine

Clinical interests:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – newer treatment and TNF inhibitors
  • Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) – newer treatments and IL-17 inhibitors
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) – early disease and TNF inhibitors
  • Osteoarthritis – new options, APOStherapy and Durolane, Synvisc –One
  • Difficult fibromyalgia
  • Gout

Fees, Training & Background:

Dr Donnelly has set up and leads an Early Inflammatory back pain service at Whipps Cross that has gained national recognition as best UK new service innovation, 2016, from the British Society of Rheumatology and this allows early identification and treatment for patients with Anklosing Spondylitis (Axial Spondyloarthropathy).  He is involved in numerous phase 3 and 4 clinical trials on the NHS looking at newer TNF inhibitors or Biologic therapies used in RA, PsA, AS in early and resistant disease.  Has published trials into newer treatments used for OA such as viscosupplements and APOStherapy and has a long interest in difficult Fibromyalgia seeing about 200 new patients a year with this condition.