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Dr Syed Ayas

Dr Syed Ayas

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Conditions and Treatments

  • Arthritis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis – thumb, hand and wrist
  • Osteoarthritis treatment

Professional bio

I am a rheumatologist attending at Nevill Hall Hospital and St Woolos Hospitals offering private rheumatology care in St Joseph's Hospital, Newport.

I have been a consultant rheumatologist since 2003, completing my training at York Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary (Yorkshire's Training Programme).

I developed my expertise as part of the Leeds early arthritis project, considered one of the pioneer centres in early inflammatory arthritis management. 

My expertise also includes rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis management, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease (Lupus, Scleroderma), soft tissue rheumatism, fibromyalgia, joint injections and DEXA reporting.

I am also involved in the development of the integrated Rheumatology services in Gwent and am have served as Clinical Director/Lead Clinician for Rheumatology in Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABUHB) hospitals in South Wales.

GMC registration:
Reference number 4458023

Research Interests

Early Inflammatory arthritis, Osteoporosis


FRCP Royal College of Physicians UK 

Year of first medical qualification: 1997

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

British Society for Rheumatology

National Osteoporosis Society

General Medical Council (UK)

Personal Profile

I am married with two wonderful children. During my spare time (which is very sparse!!) I enjoy taking my children to their numerous activities.

My biggest stress reliever is seeing my son playing for his local football team. I also enjoy cooking and spending time helping a local community organization set-up charity events and lectures. 

Current NHS/Research Position

I am currently Assistant Divisional Director for Scheduled Care in the Health Board. 

In addition, I have promoted patient involvement in their care, previously working with the Health Board's Patient Partnership Forum (CHC), and am currently the ABUHB Scheduled Care Division's Lead in Medicines Management.