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Dr Kate Armon

Lead Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist

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My current role

I am a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist who was appointed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in June 2015 to develop the paediatric rheumatology specialist service within the East of England region. Over subsequent months, the team has expanded to provide a fully comprehensive service to Cambridge, Norwich and the wider region.

Previous history

I have trained at Nottingham medical school, graduating in 1989, and undertook paediatric speciality training mainly in the Trent region with additional training in South Africa (Johannesburg) and Norwich. The post consultant appointment specialist training continued at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from Nottingham University in 2001 for research into acute general paediatrics, describing the common presenting problems to the emergency department, and developing evidence based and national consensus ratified guidelines for these (diarrhoea and vomiting, seizures, breathing difficulty).

I have developed specialist expertise in paediatric rheumatology during the latter half of my paediatric training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, taking up the first Consultant post in Norwich in 2003.

The current research grants and collaborations are focused on paediatric rheumatology problems, in particular inflammatory bone conditions (CNO/CRMO) and uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. I have developed a specialist paediatric rheumatology service in Norwich, serving Norfolk and Suffolk prior to moving to Cambridge to develop a regional service. I deliver care with the specialist multi-disciplinary teams in Cambridge and Norwich, and outreach clinics in Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynne and Colchester and as part of the regional network.

Membership/accreditations

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Society for Rheumatology (Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology section), Academic Paediatrics Association, British Medical Association, Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, Paediatric Rheumatology European Society, Paediatric Visiting Club.