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/
My Ophthalmologist wanted me to undertake a new course of treatment for an ongoing serious eye condition The new unlicenced drugs required expert supervision and monitoring by a Rheumatologist - Dr Chinoy was chosen to undertake this task. I was seen very promptly and politely by Dr C on a number of occasions. He was always ready to listen carefully to my concerns and queries and to offer his help and advice and kept myself and my GP up-to-date with his latest findings. He also, generously, suggested that I should be referred to a Consultant Rheumatologist at my local hospital rather than having to travel to Manchester which was a considerable distance from my home. He quickly secured a consultation and I am most grateful for his help in this matter. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Dr Hector Chinoy to you if you need a Rheumatologist.
I am only too happy to share the experience that my husband ( the patient) received from Dr Chinoy His service , professionalism and genuine caring attitude has been exemplary . I have been in the healthcare profession for many years and worked with many Drs , and I can honestly say Dr Chinoy certainly have the expertise ,knowledge and passion and provided a first class service. It was also it nothing to do with seeing him privately as I have seen several consultants as a private patient and worked in the private sector for several years. It has been such a relief for both of us to receive a prompt diagnosis and treatment that has enabled my husband to return to his ' normal life' so quickly . We would have no reservation in recommending Dr Chinoy and can not actually think how his service could improve . The genuine delight when he saw how well my husband had responded to treatment reiterated the care and passion he has !
Hector is personable, calm, considered and extremely knowledgable. He got to the nub of my issue that lots of other have missed and so now looking forward to a pathway I understand and believe in. He has been flexible with his time and clear with his explanations. First class.
Dr Chinoy is the most compassionate doctor I have seen over the last 31 years of having psoriatic arthritis. He has amazing understanding of all the new medication and all the different affects this disabling decease has on the ones that suffer it. He is an amazing doctor that cares how you feel not how the NICE people who authorise the medication feels. I would just like to thank him for his care and compassion and the amazing team he works with at Salford Royal for all the care they have given me in the past. Fiona McEwan