Dr Peter Merry

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Dr Peter Merry qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School University of London in 1981.

Specialist Training in both Rheumatology and General Medicine was as i) SHO at St Thomas’ Hospital London, ii) Registrar at St George’s Hospital London, iii) Senior Registrar at St Thomas’, St Mary’s, and Charing Cross Hospitals London, 1989 – 1991. Research training was as an Arthritis Research Campaign Research Fellow at The Bone and Joint Research Unit attached to The Royal London Hospital. Dr Merry’s research was investigating the role of “Free Radicals” in inflammatory arthritis. An MD was awarded in 1990 by London University entitled “Hypoxic-repefusion injury in the inflamed human joint.”

Dr Merry was appointed Consultant Rheumatologist at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 1991. He was Clinical Director in Rheumatology from 1995 – 2008. He has established special interest clinics in back pain and connective tissue disease, having worked and performed research at the lupus unit at St Thomas’ Hospital London. His main specialist clinical interest is backpain. He has been innovative in setting up a back pain service in Norwich that has included epidurals, discolysis with chymopapain, and intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET).

Dr Merry has extensive experience in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis, with particular expertise in anti –TNF therapies, with the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital having almost unrivalled experience in the UK.

Dr Merry is experienced in the management of Osteoporosis and injection therapies for soft tissue lesions such as tennis/golfers elbow, shoulder tendonopathy, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

For more information please visit www.drpetermerry.co.uk

Professional Membership

  • BMA

  • GMC

  • British Society For Rheumatology

  • Expert Witness Institute

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