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Dr Mike Batley

Consultant Rheumatologist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Qualifications MBBS (Lon), MSc(Lon), FRCP (Lon)

Specialty Rheumatology

Specialist interest Back pain; Connective Tissue Disease; Inflammatory rheumatic disorders; Lumbar spine disorders; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Pain management; Soft tissue rheumatism.

Year of first medical qualification 1992

Clinic times By appointment.

 

Professional profile

Dr Batley is a senior Consultant Rheumatologist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and has been in post since 2003. He trained in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s Hospitals and was a Research Fellow for the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Study.  He runs a large Rheumatology research unit at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.

He runs the early Inflammatory Arthritis Program, the Lupus/Vasculitis clinics, and image guided procedure service in the department.  This service has gained NHS England accreditation.  He is actively engaged in research and hs published extensively on the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Current trials include treatments in Rheumatoid, Lupus, Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis as well as National Registry Trials.