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Dr Matt Bridges

Consultant Rheumatologist

After qualifiing from Leicester University in 1994 and an SHO rotation in Northampton I entered the North East Specialist Registrar Training Programme in 1999. I became a consultant rheumatologist at North Tees and Hartlepool hospital in 2004 and after 4 years there joined the rheumatology department in Darlington in 2008.

  • Department: Rheumatology
  • Speciality: Rheumatology
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Osteoporosis Inflammatory arthritis carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Qualifications: Mb;ChB MRCP
  • Date added to the specialist register: 2004
  • Training role: Published author on osteoporosis and carpal tunnel syndrome

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham