Armstrong, Dr Ray

Dr Ray ArmstrongFRCP




Inflammatory rheumatic disorders

Training and education

Dr Armstrong trained in rheumatology at Guy's Hospital, including one year as an arthritis research campaign research fellow. 


Dr Armstrong has worked for University Hospital Southampton since January 1985. He has provided a service embracing the full spectrum of rheumatological disorders for over 20 years, and has been lead clinician for the service for more than ten years. In addition to full time clinical practice, Dr Armstrong has pursued his interest in application of IT to education and service delivery, and medico-legal practice. 

Awards and prizes

  • Bronze NHS Clinical Excellence Award, October 2004
  • NHS Leadership in Health Informatics Award, 2004
  • Hospital doctor award for Rheumatology Team of the Year, November 2005 (member of winning team)
  • Healthcare Champions Award to Southampton Rheumatology Unit by National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society 2006.


  • JointZone Maier P, Armstrong R, Hall W.  Jointzone: Users’ views of an adaptive online learning resource for Rheumatology. Learning, Media and Technology,Vol. 30, No. 3, October 2005, pp. 281–297
  • Armstrong R, Hales A.  Towards An Electronic Patient Record - The Southampton HICSS Rheumatology Application.  British Society for Rheumatology AGM, Glasgow 4 May 2006
  • Huggett M, Armstrong R.  Adalimumab-associated pulmonary fibrosis.  Rheumatology  2006 45;1312-3
  • Armstrong Ray.  Beating information overload.   Rheumatology in Practice  2008 6;4:11-12