Professor Patrick Kiely


BSc, MB, BS, FRCP, PhD (Cantab)

GMC number: 3354537

Practising since: 1988


General (internal) Medicine, Rheumatology

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  • Mondays 18:00-20:00 (Guildford)
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Professor Patrick Kiely qualified in medicine from the University of London in 1988 and gained a PhD degree in experimental immunology from the University of Cambridge in 1996. 

He was appointed consultant physician and rheumatologist at St George’s Hospital in London in 1999 and has been department lead from 2002-2018. He was promoted to Honorary Reader in Rheumatology at St George’s University of 

London in 2017. He has a major research interest in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, especially the optimal use of conventional and biological agents. 

He was a co-author of the 1999 NICE clinical guidelines for the management of RA, and the NICE quality standards for RA in 2011. 

He has clinical interests in all inflammatory arthropathies, as well as myositis, vasculitis and haemochromatosis.

He is an Associate Editor for ‘Rheumatology’, and chairman of the SW London, Surrey and Sussex Regional Rheumatology Network, and lectures on rheumatic diseases throughout the UK and internationally. 

He is a clinical advisor to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and to Haemochromatosis UK.

Professor Kiely only sees adults.

Special interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • All inflammatory arthrides 
  • Idopathic myositis
  • Gout
  • Haemochromatosis arthritis

Other interests

Professor Kiely runs a general rheumatology service with special interest clinics in Inflammatory Arthritis and General Rheumatology.

Personal interests

  • 10k runs
  • Contemporary - 19 century art
  • My garden and hens

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Patrick Kiely at Nuffield Health

  • Rheumatology profiles
  • Steroid injections

Locations Professor Patrick Kiely works with

Related experience


He was a founder member of the UK Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network (ERAN) in 2002, a multicentre inception cohort of patients with early RA. This has resulted in several important publications on the impact of patient specific factors and treatments on achieving remission and other outcomes.

He has over 100 peer reviewed publications.

Current research focuses on optimisation of outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, haemochromatosis arthropathy and guideline development in adult myositis.


  • British Society for Rhuematology
  • American College of Rheumatology

Other posts held

  • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Patrick Kiely works with

Professor Patrick Kiely works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Patrick Kiely does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Patrick Kiely does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Patrick Kiely does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.