The Rheumatology Department diagnoses and treats patients with conditions of joint, bone and muscle.

The team consists of three consultants, two clinical nurse specialists, one specialist registrar, one physiotherapist, two occupational therapists, four secretaries and one administration assistant.

We offer services through outpatients to diagnose and treat rheumatic disease. The services we offer include:

  • General Rheumatology.
  • Early inflammatory arthritis.
  • Inflammatory back disease.
  • Highcost drug prescription.
  • Osteoporosis/bone health (including subspecialist paediatric service).

The Rheumatology Department does not offer an emergency service. If you have a medical emergency, you should seek help via your GP, the NHS telephone helpline 111 or A&E.


We provide clinics in the following locations (please contact the Appointments Centre if you wish for your appointment to be rescheduled to a location more convenient to you):

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital, Outpatients 4.
  • Haslemere Community Hospital.
  • Cranleigh Village Community Hospital.
  • Badgerswood Surgery.

Meet the Team

Dr Cai Neville, Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Lead, College Tutor for Medicine

Special interest in osteoporosis, paediatric osteoporosis.

Secretary: Julia Cox 01483 464845 or ext 4589.

Dr Charles Li, Consultant Rheumatologist

Research lead. Research interest in inflammatory muscle disease.

Secretary: Dawn Weller 01483 464159 or ext 4759.

Dr Sumeet Chander, Consultant Rheumatologist

Special interest in inflammatory back disease.

Secretary: Alison McKeand 01483 571122 ext 2707, no direct line.

Hannah Chambers, Dean Ruffell, Susana Amican, Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Our team of clinical nurse specialists are trained in dealing with issues related to inflammatory arthritis. They run an advice line for existing patients to answer questions about the medications used in these conditions and issues related to inflammatory arthritis.

Useful Information

Drug monitoring guidelines: all accessible via the Surrey PAD   https://surreyccg.res-systems.net/PAD/

Patient information leaflets for rheumatic diseases, and drugs used: www.versusarthritis.org

National societies:



Name Size/Type Description Date
Early Inflammatory Arthritis 22KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Fibromyalgia Syndrome 363KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Gout 460KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Guide to blood tests in rheumatology 26KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Hypermobility 51KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Inflammatory Back Disease 25KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Osteoporosis and vitamin D 23KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Polymyalgia Rheumatica 623KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Raynauds Phenomenon 25KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Rheumatology Urgent Enquiries 19KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020
Suspected Connective Tissue Disease 265KB DOCX 15 Oct 2020