Axford John

Professor John Axford


Consultant Rheumatologist

  • Rheumatology
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    Professor John Axford is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at St George's, University of London and Consultant in adult and paediatric rheumatology. He worked for over thirty years within the NHS and one of his visions was to develop an integrated musculoskeletal service. He achieved this with the opening of The Hotung Centre in 2002, of which he became its first Director. The Hotung Centre integrates all facets of musculoskeletal clinical care and research and is now an internationally acknowledged centre of clinical excellence.

    Professor Axford is the founding director of the London Rheumatology Clinic, whose aim is the provision of holistic individualised clinical care by specified leading clinicians in a coordinated and integrated manner. He has made notable achievements within a number of institutions and societies. At St George's University of London he has served on Council, was the Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and directed the Hotung Centre. He has been associated with the Royal Society of Medicine for over twenty years and has served on Council, has been their Honorary Secretary and is an honorary member.

    Professor Axford works closely with the British Society of Rheumatology and has served on Council and is currently the Vice Chair of the Education and Training Committee, where he has been instrumental in establishing the revalidation course and e-learning venture. He has written eighty nine peer reviewed papers and twenty books. He regularly gives scientific research presentations; both nationally and internationally. He has active research interest in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus.

    Professor Axford has received a number of awards, including BMA book of the year award, the Doris Hillier Award for Rheumatology, four NHS/ACCEA merit awards and honorary membership of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology, Royal Society of Medicine and British Medical Association.

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    All aspects of rheumatological diseases

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