Dr Rod Hughes
Consultant Rheumatologist

Research In Rheumatology

Over a twenty year career as a Rheumatologist Dr Hughes has been an active researcher and has presented or published over two hundred peer reviewed papers, case reports and abstracts.

Research work has included RA, OA and Osteoporosis clinical trials along with work exploring issues important to patients such as types of packaging for pills, how patients model their disease and how to get patients involved more in directing clinical trials.

Some examples of recent papers are given below:

Hughes RA, Carr AJ, Carr M, Walsh M Improving patient safety: reducing medication errors through use of acceptable accessible medicines packaging The Pharmaceutical Journal 2008;280:22-25

Ravindran S, Hughes RA Risk factors for cardiovascular diasease in RA J Rheumatol 2010:37:1

Beenish Nafees, Andrew Lloyd, Carol L Gaich, Julie A Birt, Rod Hughes Patient preferences for biologic treatments in rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology 2012

Reynolds P, Eyre L, Hughes RA   LEADER – a new work placed assessment tool for assessing clinical leadership 2012 PostGraduate Medical Journal

RA Hughes The role of joint supplements in bone health

Should GPs Consider ‘Joint Health’ Supplements For Patients with musculoskeletal symptoms?

Clinical Focus 2012 APWSI