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Dr Richard Smith - Rheumatology

Dr Richard Smith is a Consultant Rheumatologist at New Hall Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire who specialises in sports injuries.

Based at: New Hall Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Dr Smith is experienced in the management of connective tissue disease, gout, inflammatory arthritis, lupus, sports injuries, sports medicine and osteoporosis.

He sits on the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Clinical Affairs committee, the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Council and the UK Musculoskeletal Diploma Council (for which he also examines).

He is a lecturer for the British Medical Journal Masterclass circuit, the BSR Primary Care Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and has written a musculoskeletal chapter for e-learning for the RCGP.

For more information on Dr Smith's practice please visit his personal website.


Academic background

MBBS, MRCP, BSC Physiology, MSC Rheumatology, Diploma Sports & Exercise Medicine

Dr Smith has a Masters degree in Rheumatology. He has published original research into the effects of exercise and hormones on bone density and the association between hypermobility and sports injuries.  His Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from University of Bath covered all aspects of sports medicine including ergonomics, biomechanics, psychology of sport and the management of acute and chronic sports injuries.

Dr Smith is Junior Secretary on the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Council. Dr Richard is the current doctor for the World’s Strongest Man and has been doctor to BBC Superstars. 


NHS base

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Tuesday PM

01722 442 301