New Consultant Leads Rheumatology Service Development at Sussex MSK Partnership East

We are delighted to welcome Rheumatology Consultant Dr Ragnar Ingvarsson to Sussex MSK Partnership East.  He is dividing his time between the Partnership and Eastbourne DGH’s Rheumatology department, where he is running regular clinics.

A key part of Ragnar’s role with Sussex MSK Partnership East is to help redesign Rheumatology services.  All Rheumatology referrals to Sussex MSK Partnership East are now reviewed by Ragnar, which helps to ensure that patients are offered appropriate treatment for their condition as soon as possible. Over the coming months Ragnar will be setting up Rheumatology clinics out in the community so that local patients can be seen, diagnosed and offered the treatment they need more quickly and closer to where they live.

Ragnar began his medical studies in his native Iceland and went on to complete his training in Sweden. His most recent post was Consultant Rheumatologist at Lunds University Hospital in Sweden.  He has a specialist interest in Systemic Lupus and is leading a research project on its epidemiology in southern Sweden.  When he is not working Ragnar can often be found in the kitchen. An accomplished amateur chef, he has written two cook books and presented his own show on Icelandic TV – The Doctor in the Kitchen.