Dr Mike Batley

MBBS , MSc , FRCP


  • Specialities Rheumatology
  • Year of first qualification 1991
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English

  • GMC Number 3563876
  • Fax 01622 721868

Profile

Dr Batley trained in Rheumatology at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals. He has a Master’s degree in Rheumatology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

He is the senior rheumatology consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust and runs the NHSE complex rheumatology service and early rheumatoid arthritis service for West Kent.

He runs a large research unit at Maidstone Hospital and is active in observational and interventional trials.

He is also politically active, being the West Kent BMA chairperson and runs the Kent and Medway Rheumatology Network. 



Clinics

  • Every Monday 18:00 - 20:00

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Rheumatologist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Interests

  • Lupus
  • Vasculitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and its causes
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ultrasound imaging and Ultrasound guided injections.

Other interests

New treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Personal interests

He has a beautiful wife and two lovely daughters. He has 3 dogs, chickens and ducks. In his spare time, he is a Wizard in a long running Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing campaign.


Member of

  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • FRCP

Research

As a registrar he was involved with the ERAS an later ERAN projects, looking at the comorbidities of Rheumatoid arthritis

He has published on RA particularly the use of biologics and subcutaneous methotrexate.

He runs a large research unit and participates in many national and international studies as part of the NIHR research network.

He is the Principal investigator for 18 studies at present at MTW. Current trials include new treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome. And large observational trials looking at outcomes of treatments in many autoimmune diseases and genetics.



Declaration

Dr Mike Batley works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • APRIL
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Universal Provident
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line

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

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

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