Dr Robert Marshall


BSc (Hons), MB BS, CertMedEd, FRCP, FHEA

GMC number: 4322683

Practising since: 1996



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Dr Robert Marshall gained an Academic Scholarship to Canford School in Dorset, and subsequently graduated in Medicine from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’s  Hospitals in London. After junior medical posts in London, Dr Robert Marshall undertook his general professional training in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, before moving to Bristol in 2001 to start his rheumatology training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After a year’s Educational Fellowship in Bristol and Bath, he moved to Hampshire to complete his training in Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Poole. 

Dr Marshall took up his Consultant post at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2006. Since then he has worked hard to improve the quality of care, helping to expand the rheumatology department, introducing new care pathways, serving as audit lead, and teaching medical students and junior doctors. His work led to a British Society for Rheumatology Best Practice Award in 2013. He has been Clinical Lead for the department since 2014, and continues to foster a culture of excellent clinical care, research, and training.

Other interests

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Pain management

Personal interests

Dr Marshall enjoys an annual skiing holiday, an occasional round of golf, cycling to work, and camping with his family. He lives in a 200 year-old cottage in a wood with his family and various pets.

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Related experience


Dr Robert Marshall has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. For seven years he worked with Arthritis Research UK as part of their USER committee to help target about £12 million funding annually towards research that is most likely to benefit people with arthritis. As Clinical Lead he helps to support research within his NHS department.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Medical Association
  • USER Committee, Arthritis Research UK

Other posts held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Tutor, University of Bristol

Insurers Dr Robert Marshall works with

Dr Robert Marshall works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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