McErlane, Dr Flora Eileen

Dr Flora Eileen McErlaneConsultant in Paediatric Rheumatology

  • Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Tel: 0191 282 5318 (sect)
  • GMC Code: 4515685
  • Qualifications: MbChB MSc MRCPCH
  • Special Interests

    Adolescent health and transition

  • Biography

    I trained in general paediatrics and paediatric rheumatology at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Great North Children’s Hospital. Prior to taking up my consultant post, I completed a Barbara Ansell Fellowship at the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit in Manchester, validating a novel disease activity score for children with arthritis.


    I remain involved in research at the University of Newcastle and the University of Manchester and recruit to a growing number of  NIHR portfolio studies. Particular interests include juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and adolescent medicine. I am joint convenor of the BSR Special Interest Group in Adolescents and Young Adults and have an active role in the JIA Topic Specific Group.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (including adolescent clinics and outreach clinics in Middlesbrough), Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, and Auto-Inflammatory Disease

  • Name of Secretary
    Terry Bell
  • Flora McErlane 
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