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Professor Bruce Kidd

Consultant Rheumatologist


Practices at: The Blackheath Hospital, The London Independent Hospital

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Personal Profile

Professor Bruce Kidd says that: “The realization that chronic pain requires a different approach to treatment compared to acute pain was one of the main advances in pain management during the latter part of the 20th century. New medicines and therapeutic approaches based on that knowledge are now transforming the lives of patients

As a rheumatologist with a specialist interest in chronic musculoskeletal pain Professor Kidd is uniquely placed to assist patients with symptoms arising from spinal disorders, inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue disorders. He also sees individuals suffering from less well defined disorders including fibromyalgia and work related upper limb disorders.

Chronic pain often is associated with anxiety and uncertainty about the future such that a holistic approach to treatment taking into account the factors unique to the individual produces the most effective outcomes. Professor Kidd places strong emphasis on education and helping people to help themselves.

 Professor Kidd is a consultant rheumatologist and also professor of clinical rheumatology at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry.  He is internationally recognized for his research into pain mechanisms in the rheumatic diseases, as well as the early diagnosis and management of inflammatory spinal disorders.  He has a lifelong interest in medical education for doctors, allied health professionals as well as members of the public.  

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, back pain, upper limb pain.