Dr Partington graduated from Birmingham University in 2008 and completed GP training in 2013. After gaining an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology from Glasgow University, he joined Keele University in 2016. 

Research and scholarship

Dr Partington is interested in primary care epidemiology including musculoskeletal medicine and therapeutics. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD studying the incidence, prevalence, treatment and comorbidities associated with polymyalgia rheumatica. 


Muller S, Hider S, Helliwell T, Partington R, Mallen C. The real evidence for polymyalgia rheumatica as a paraneoplastic syndrome. Reumatismo 2018; 70(1);23-34 

Conway AM, Partington R, Jones DRT, Sheen A, Siriwardena A. A re-audit of adherence to local guidelines for antibiotic prescribing in the department
of general surgery. Annual Meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Glasgow British Journal of Surgery. 2009 May; 96(S4):

Further information

Dr Partington is also employed as Clinical Community Tutor for year 4 medical students at Lancaster University. 

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