Dr Christopher Deighton


Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

Christopher trained in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where I was an Arthritis Research Campaign Junior Research Fellow, gaining an MD thesis on the Genetic Epidemiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I continued this research as a Medical Research Council Travelling Fellow to Berkeley, California, in 1993. In 1993 I also moved to Nottingham for my first Consultant job. I was attracted to a new job in Derby in 2003 with a major commitment to teaching both undergraduates and the Graduate Entry Students at the new medical school in Derby.

Until recently I was the BSR representative on the BHPR Council. I am currently Vice Chairman of the Clinical Affairs Committee, and will take over as Chairman of this committee at the BSR AGM in May. I have been appointed as Clinical Advisor to the NICE Rheumatoid Arthritis Management Guidelines, work for which starts in June 2007. I am an Associate Editor of “Rheumatology”.

My research interests are the therapeutics of inflammatory arthritis, guideline development and medical education.
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