Primary Specialty Rheumatology Qualifications PhD, FRCP, MSc, BMBS, BMedSci Professional Memberships General Medical Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians Medical Protection Society British Society for Rheumatology American College of Rheumatology British Medical Association Clinical Interests General rheumatology, musculoskeletal pain, pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, muscle disease (inflammatory), rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, soft tissue rheumatism, osteoporosis Research Interests Inflammatory myopathy and muscle disorders Psoriatic arthritis Year Qualified 1996 Main NHS Hospital Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Professional profile Dr Hector Chinoy is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Rheumatologist. At Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, he looks after about 1,000 patients per year with a variety of musculoskeletal complaints as part of general rheumatology, specialist neuromuscular, combined psoriatic arthritis-psoriasis clinic, and in-patient work. He is also principal investigator on a number of clinical trials. Outside of the NHS, he has private consulting rooms at BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, and Spire Manchester Hospital, Didsbury, for both general and specialist conditions, on a Wednesday and Friday evening. He is also employed by The University of Manchester, where he is actively involved with research and the education of medical students and doctors, and is Programme Director for the Clinical Rheumatology MSc Programme. Dr Chinoy has authored over 90 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, has presented multiple research abstracts in national and international conferences, and is considered to be a global expert in inflammatory myopathy. He has recently edited an Oxford Rheumatology Library textbook on Myositis. Dr Chinoy firmly believes in the importance of clear, open communication with patients and sufferers of musculoskeletal conditions. He sees a wide range of rheumatic diseases at Salford Royal and closely works alongside a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and podiatrists. Many rheumatic diseases cannot be cured, but accurate diagnosis and focused management/treatment can help significantly to improve pain, disability and quality of life. On completing his medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 1996, Dr Chinoy carried out medical training in Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. He trained in Rheumatology in the North West from 2001-2009. He completed an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship at The University of Manchester, and was awarded a PhD in 2007. In 2009 he became a Consultant Rheumatologist and in 2010 was awarded a Senior Clinical Lectureship in Rheumatology. Research interests include immunogenetic risk factors and how these correlate with novel serological biomarkers and clinical outcomes. He is co-chair of UKMYONET, a national consortium which fosters collaborative research in inflammatory myopathy. Dr Chinoy is also chair of the Euromyositis Registry, a web-based consortium which collects standardised clinical data in 8 countries. He is a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and an Associate Editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology. Dr Chinoy is the Royal College of Physicians Representative on the Specialised Rheumatology Clinical Reference Group for NHS England. Links: University of Manchester profile https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/Hector.Chinoy.html Personal profile http://hectorchinoy.co.uk/ Follow Dr Chinoy’s tweets http://twitter.com/drhectorchinoy Arthritis Research UK patient information site http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information.aspx National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society website http://www.nras.org.uk/
I have been seeing Professor Chinoy over a number of years for arthritis. He is an exceptional health professional. He takes great care to listen, is very empathetic and has seen me at some of my lowest points. I have seen him as part of an innovative joint clinic with Dermatology, to ensure the care provided meets the needs of two specialisms. Professor Chinoy is very understanding and explains diagnoses and treatment options in a very easily understood manner, ensuring that the patient is at the heart of decisions about care. At my last consultation, he was more personable and took time to see me as an extra, in his already oversubscribed clinic. My sincere thank you to Professor Chinoy for helping me manage my long term health, you are an absolute credit to Salford Royal and the NHS!
Dr.Chinoy is extremely attentive, a good listener and very thorough. He made clear why he was doing what tests and provided a logical diagnosis as well as treatment that provided amazing and almost immediate relief. He is clearly absolutely on top of his subject
I was recently referred to Dr Chinoy by another Consultant. Dr Chinoy is very personable and has a caring attitude. He has a good listening ear and I don’t feel rushed during my appointments. He is very thorough in his explanations and treatment and always asks if I have any questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Chinoy.
I was first referred to Prof Chinoy over 2 years ago and over many appointments have found him a helpful and caring consultant, not afraid to take difficult decisions and respond quickly to problems. Perhaps initially he may have given a rather detached impression, but over time this has been amply dispelled. I am glad to have been under Prof Chinoy's care and can thoroughly recommend him.
I have a long history of Ankylosing Spondylitis further complicated by Psoriatic Arthritis the care received from Dr Chinoy and his team is outstanding His close work with Physiotherapy allows me to make appointments through the Consultant Physiotherapist I feel that if I need help the response is first class I am fortunate to be a participating member of the Ank Spondylitis physio group meeting every 2 weeks this support group is a tremendous help we are able to share experiences good and bad with brilliant support from Will Gregory you might want to look at the support structure for new patients and their knowledge of how to contact support services such as the Rhuematolgy Specialist Nurse