Professor Nigel Arden



GMC number: 3169629

Practicing since: 1986



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  • Weekly Thursday 17.00 – 20.00 (Oxford)
  • Other areas by arrangement
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Professor Arden trained at St Thomas 's Hospital, London, where he also completed four years research into the genetics of osteoporosis and gained an MSc in Epidemiology and an MD. In 1998 he spent six months as visiting assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the University of San Francisco.

In February 2000 he commenced his post as Consultant Rheumatologist at Southampton General Hospital , where is now a Professor in Rheumatic Diseases at the University of Southampton , leading a large research programme into osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. He is also a Professor of Rheumatic Diseases and Director of musculoskeletal Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford .

Other interests

Professor Arden’s professional interests include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism.

Locations Professor Nigel Arden works with

Related experience


He sits on several national and international boards helping to improve the treatment and research agenda into osteoarthritis. He has written 5 books and over academic 130 papers.


  • Member of the National Osteporosis Society Advisory Board
  • International Osteporosis Foundation Scientific Ambassador
  • European League Against Rheumatism
  • Osteoarthritis Guidelines Committee
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International

Other post held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Insurers Professor Nigel Arden works with

Professor Nigel Arden works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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