Gladston is on the Specialist Register as a Consultant Rheumatologist. He trained in the West Midlands deanery as a Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology. His training included working at the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals; Selly Oak Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals, Newcross Hospital, Wolverhampton, Heartlands & Solihull Hospitals as well as the Worcestershire Royal Hospital. His training included two years of experience at the University of Birmingham/ Queen Elizabeth Hospital which is a specialised centre for vasculitis and connective tissue disorder. He has been a Consultant in Rheumatology at Wrightington Hospital, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust since 2005 providing a high quality, evidence-based patient-focused service.
He provides a comprehensive rheumatology service. His areas of interest are inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis & psoriatic arthritis, crystal arthropathy such as gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis (runs a Special dedicated service), vasculitis, connective tissue disease, muscle disorders, osteoporosis and joint injections.
He enjoys teaching and is a keen teacher. He does regular teaching sessions for the junior doctors, General Practice, multi-disciplinary team, patients and medical students. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. He does regular audits to improve patients’ quality of care. He is involved in various research project including multi-centre research projects.