University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Meet the team

Patients within rheumatology are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and ophthalmologists.

We have close links with many other specialist staff including psychologists and pharmacists.

Dr Alice Leahy, peadiatric rheumatology consultant
Dr Leahy is a general paediatrician at the Trust but has taken a year away to train as a paediatric rheumatologist. She is leading the development of appropriate child-focused rheumatology services at the Trust.

Dr Brian Davidson, rheumatology consultant
Dr Davidson is trained in all aspects of clinical rheumatology, together with more specialist training in the management of connective tissue disorders. He has helped develop the paediatric rheumatology service and Southampton lupus clinic.

Sarah Hartfree, paediatric rheumatology nurse specialist
Sarah is a paediatric nurse with a range of experience in the acute setting. She is the support link for the paediatric rheumatology service.