Dr David Collins



GMC number: 2612645

Practising since: 1982


General (internal) Medicine, Rheumatology

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  • Weekly Thursday AM
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Dr Collins held an ARC research grant and was awarded his doctorate (M.D.) for research into bone cell biology in 1992 under supervision of Professor Tim Chambers in London.  He achieved specialist recognition in General (Internal) Medicine and Rheumatology in 1995

He was appointed Consultant Rheumatologist to Great Western Hospital Swindon in 1995 and awarded fellowship of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Ireland and London in 1998. 

Dr Collins practices in all aspects of clinical rheumatology and holds general rheumatology clinics in Swindon, Cirencester and Fairford and also a specialist bone health clinic in Swindon.

Other interests

Dr Collins has held the posts of Clinical Director for acute medicine and then for non - acute medicine in his time, and is currently Director of Research for the Trust and Vice Chair of the Western Comprehensive Local Research Network Board.  He is Royal College of Physician’s regional speciality advisor for the Oxford region.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr David Collins at Nuffield Health

  • Rheumatology profiles
  • Osteoporosis screen

Locations Dr David Collins works with

Related experience


As well as teaching and supervision of the department he has research interests into mechanisms of assessment of bone health and treatment of inflammatory arthritis.


  • Medical Defence Union
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Great Britian and Ireland

Other posts held

  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust, Swindon
  • Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

Insurers Dr David Collins works with

Dr David Collins works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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