Support Groups

Dr Hughes is medical advisor for several patient groups such as North West Surrey National Osteoporosis Society (for whom he runs regular updates for newly diagnosed patients), The Surrey PMR group and has also given talks and provided education material to NRAS, the Surrey Fibromyalgia Society, Arthritis Care and the Surrey Lupus group.

As part of your consultation with Dr Rod Hughes, you will usually be given some written information about your condition or your management plan. To supplement this the following patient care organisations provide excellent advice and information.

Arthritis Research UK –

Arthritis Research

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society –


National Osteoporosis Society –

National Osteoporosis Center

Lupus UK –

Lupus Care

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society –


Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance –



Arthritis Care –

Arthritis Care

Childhood Arthritis Association –

Kids With Arthritis