Question: Does anyone know what Dr Richard Pearson’s medical specialism is? I mean, is he a rheumatologist or an occupational health person or something other? My doctor is going to try and organize a referral to him and I she asked me this. I could only say he worked at Bart’s & specialized in treating cases of RSI. Another question. I’m unable to find the contact details/website for ‘ability net’ and ‘PACT’, can anyone help?
Answer 1: AbilityNet phone number: 0800 269545. PACT is the Placement, Assessment and Counseling Team. It is reached through the Disability Employment Advisor at your local job centre, near where you work. PACTS administer the Access to Work scheme.
Answer 2: Dr Pearson’s specialism is as a rheumatologist. When he treated me 2 years ago he was running the high blood pressure clinic at Barts as well, but initially I had to see him privately about RSI. I had a very good experience of him and would recommend him wholeheartedly if he is still seeing RSI patients, although I heard he had been roughed up in the press and maybe wasn’t. He helped me get back to almost full health and function from a position of severe disability