Dr Thomas Kennedy is a general physician specialising in rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, gout, back pain, joint and muscle pains, and joint injections.
Initially Dr Kennedy trained at Charing Cross medical School, where he spent time in general medicine and paediatrics. Taking up his first consultant post in 1988 at Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust in acute medicine and rheumatology, he was appointed the first clinical director of rehabilitation and rheumatology. In 1994 he became the first director of the Wirral Clinical Practice Research unit. The focus of his career has been to improve patients knowledge of their disease. To this end he began the path finder consortium sharing information for patients between primary and secondary care and also made information directly available to patients. This project was taken up by 14 UK Trusts. He now edits the very popular booklets produced by the ARC.
In 2004 Dr Kennedy was appointed Consultant in Acute Medicine and Rheumatology at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital. He was appointed Sub-clinical Dean for the undergraduate students and in 2007 was appointed Director of Clinical Studies for Liverpool University School of Medical Education, where he is responsible for the clinical undergraduate training programme. He is the clinical programme director for University of Liverpool for the Physicians’ Associate Programme
Clinic Times: Tuesday PM
Consulting Address: Spire Liverpool Hospital, 57 Greenbank Road, Liverpool, L18 1HQ
Telephone: 0151 522 1860
Email: [email protected]
Year of First Medical Qualification: 1977
Current membership(s): British Society of Rheumatologists, Academy of Medical Educators, Royal College of Physicians
Current NHS/University Post: Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Rheumatology, Royal Liverpool & Bradgreen University Hospital NHS Trust