Biography

Graham has been a rural general practitioner in Cheshire and, having been taught by Frank Dudley Hart at Westminster Hospital, he has maintained an interest in rheumatology through the Primary Care Rheumatology Society, of which he is past-President. 

Graham completed an MSc in rheumatology in 1999 and has been involved in postgraduate education for General Practitioners (GPs) as a lecturer, trainer, course organiser and appraiser. 

From 2008-2011, Graham was the Royal College of Practitioners (RCGP) Clinical Champion for Musculoskeletal Medicine (with an interest in Osteoporosis) and was later appointed to a similar role at Keele University. 

Graham has a particular interest in osteoporosis and has been involved in the development of guidelines, organising the National Osteoporosis Conferences and works with NICE as an osteoporosis clinical expert. As well as osteoporosis, Graham is an expert in corticosteroid joint injections and has taught over 1500 GPs in his workshops, locally and nationally, over the last 30 years. 

Graham is currently a co-investigator on a primary care based research trail which focusses on the management of carpel tunnel syndrome (INSTinCTS trial). He has also chaired a working party to develop guidelines for the early management of inflammatory arthropathy (The S-factor) and has been involved in similar projects for lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. 

As a member of the British Society for Rheumatology Gout Group,he has been involved in the recent update of gout guidelines. 

Over the last 30 years, Graham has run a number of national and local musculoskeletal educational days and conferences for GPs and registrars. 

Research and scholarship

Graham's primary research interest is the management of common musculoskeletal problems in primary care, with a particular focus on joint injections. He is currently a co-investigator on a CTIMP trial comparing corticosteroid injections versus night splints in carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Selected Publications

  • Burton C, Rathod-Mistry T, Blackburn S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton L, Davenport G, Dziedzic K, Higginbottom A, Jowett S, Myers H, Oppong R, van der Windt D, Hay E, Roddy E. 2022. The effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: 24-month follow-up of a randomised trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton LS, Davenport G, Dziedzic KS, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong RA, Van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2020. THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS NIGHT SPLINTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: 24-MONTH FOLLOW-UP OF AN OPEN-LABEL, PARALLEL GROUP, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 70, vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic KS, Davenport G, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2018. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 1423-1433, vol. 392(10156). link> doi> full text>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, Rheumatology BS. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout (vol 0, pg 1, 2017). RHEUMATOLOGY, 1247, vol. 56(7). link> doi>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, British Society for Rheumatology Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout. Rheumatology (Oxford), e1-e20, vol. 56(7). link> doi>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Burton C, Rathod-Mistry T, Blackburn S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton L, Davenport G, Dziedzic K, Higginbottom A, Jowett S, Myers H, Oppong R, van der Windt D, Hay E, Roddy E. 2022. The effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: 24-month follow-up of a randomised trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). link> doi> full text>
  • Chesterton LS, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic KS, Davenport G, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2018. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 1423-1433, vol. 392(10156). link> doi> full text>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, Rheumatology BS. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout (vol 0, pg 1, 2017). RHEUMATOLOGY, 1247, vol. 56(7). link> doi>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, British Society for Rheumatology Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout. Rheumatology (Oxford), e1-e20, vol. 56(7). link> doi>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, British Society for Rheumatology Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1246, vol. 56(7). link> doi>
  • Hui M, Carr A, Cameron S, Davenport G, Doherty M, Forrester H, Jenkins W, Jordan KM, Mallen CD, McDonald TM, Nuki G, Pywell A, Zhang W, Roddy E, British Society for Rheumatology Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group. 2017. The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1056-1059, vol. 56(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Mallen CD, Davenport G, Hui M, Nuki G, Roddy E. 2017. Improving management of gout in primary care: a new UK management guideline. Br J Gen Pract, 284-285, vol. 67(659). link> doi>
  • Burton C, Chesterton LS, Davenport G. 2016. A painful tingling hand. BMJ, i6386, vol. 355. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Dziedzic KS, van der Windt DA, Davenport G, Myers HL, Rathod T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Jowet SM, Burton C, Roddy E, Hay EM. 2016. The clinical and cost effectiveness of steroid injection compared with night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: the INSTINCTS randomised clinical trial study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 415, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Rees F, Doherty M, Lanyon P, Davenport G, Riley RD, Zhang W, Grainge MJ. 2017. Early Clinical Features in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Can They Be Used to Achieve Earlier Diagnosis? A Risk Prediction Model. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 833-841, vol. 69(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Rees F, Doherty M, Grainge M, Lanyon P, Davenport G, Zhang W. 2016. Burden of Comorbidity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the UK, 1999-2012. Arthritis care & research, 819-827, vol. 68(6). doi> full text>
  • Rees F, Doherty M, Grainge MJ, Lanyon P, Davenport G, Zhang W. 2016. Mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus in the United Kingdom 1999-2012. RHEUMATOLOGY, 854-860, vol. 55(5). link> doi>
  • Rees F, Doherty M, Grainge M, Davenport G, Lanyon P, Zhang W. 2016. The incidence and prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus in the UK, 1999-2012. Ann Rheum Dis, 136-141, vol. 75(1). link> doi>
  • Burton C, Chesterton LS, Davenport G. 2014. Diagnosing and managing carpal tunnel syndrome in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 262-263, vol. 64(622). link> doi>

Other

  • Burton CL, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton LS, Davenport G, Dziedzic KS, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong RA, Van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2020. THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS NIGHT SPLINTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: 24-MONTH FOLLOW-UP OF AN OPEN-LABEL, PARALLEL GROUP, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 70, vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Myers H, Burton C, Robinson M, Davenport G, Dziedzic K, van der Windt D, Chesterton L, Roddy E, Hay E. 2017. Seeing the light at the end of the carpal tunnel: the challenges of recruiting sites to a clinical trial of an investigational medicinal product in primary care. TRIALS (vol. 18). link>
  • Rees F, Doherty M, Grainge M, Lanyon P, Davenport G, Zhang W. 2015. HOW OFTEN DOES CUTANEOUS LUPUS EVOLVE INTO SYSTEMIC LUPUS? A UK COHORT STUDY. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (p. 1090, vol. 74). link> doi>

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