Dr Anita Weerakoon



GMC number: 5201486

Practicing since: 1993



Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday 09:00 - 12:00
  • Weekly Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Overview

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01473 279123


Dr Anita Weerakoon is a Consultant Rheumatologist working at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital. She gained higher specialist training in Rheumatology at Ipswich Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and passed the Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology in 2010.

Dr Weerakoon is the Clinical Lead in Rheumatology at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. She has experience in management of a wide spectrum of Rheumatic disorders and has special interest in Inflammatory Arthritis including Spondyloarthritis.

Dr Weerakoon is involved in teaching medical students, junior doctors, GPs and patient groups.

Dr Weerakoon encourages active patient participation and shared decision making in providing high quality patient care.

Special interests

Inflammatory arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Axial Spondyloarthritis.

Other interests

  • PMR
  • Gout
  • CPPD
  • Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Osteoporosis

Personal interests

Country walks

Languages spoken

English and Sinhalese

Locations Dr Anita Weerakoon works with

Related experience


MSc in Health Sciences


  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Other post held

  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Anita Weerakoon works with

Dr Anita Weerakoon works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Dr Anita Weerakoon does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Anita Weerakoon does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Anita Weerakoon does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.

Free events with Dr Anita Weerakoon

Meet our Consultants on Arthritis

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Ipswich Hospital

Dr Anita Weerakoon Professor Richard Watts

This free event is for anyone with arthritic pain who would like to explore their options for treatment

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