associate medical director and GPwSI in rheumatology, Shropshire community NHS Trust
Dr Louise Warburton graduated from Manchester University in 1985 and has worked as a GP since then. She obtained the Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2009. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and currently a GPwSI in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for NHS Telford and Wrekin and Medical Lead for Telford MKS service, seeing a wide variety of patients with MSK and Rheumatology problems.
Dr Warburton is an Associate Medical Director for Shropshire Community NHS Trust and is involved in research at Keele University and as one of their GP champions working in Primary Care MSK research and dissemination.
She is past President of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society and a trustee of ARMA .
Dr Warburton was one of the Clinical Guidelines Group who prepared the NICE Guidelines for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults which was released in 2009, and is now involved in the Guidelines for Spondyloarthropathy and also a review of the Rheumatoid Arthritis NICE guidelines.
She has edited a textbook of musculoskeletal disorders for Primary Care for the Royal College of GPs; this is part of their curriculum series.
Dr Warburton has been involved in GP education for a number of years; Rheumatology and MSK education in the main and has arranged several MSK conferences for the RCGP and Keele University. She is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology Education and Training Committee.