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London Lupus Centre

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Internationally renowned team experienced in lupus and related disorders

Appointments & Enquiries

020 7234 2155 

1st Floor, St.Olaf House

27 Tooley Street

London  SE1 2PR

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About the London Lupus Centre

The London Lupus Centre, London Bridge Hospital, has a world-wide reputation for the diagnosis and management of lupus and related conditions:

  • Led by Professor Graham Hughes, the UK’s leading lupus consultant
  • A team of 10 teaching hospital consultants all experienced in these disorders and internationally known
  • Rapid appointments, usually within 2 days
  • Unprecedented access to leaders in the field and to the comprehensive medical facilities at London Bridge Hospital
  • Active research and teaching programme (including annual conference ‘Ten Topics in Rheumatology’)
  • Non-medical staff all experience in lupus
  • Specialty Lupus Pregnancy Clinic

At the forefront of Lupus diagnosis and treatment

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus - SLE) is now recognised as a major, modern-day disease. It is a long-term condition in which the immune system becomes overactive causing inflammation to the joints, skin and other organs. There is a wide range of symptoms from: fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain and depression to life-threatening kidney or brain complications. In approximately one in five people, it can lead to an increased tendency for blood clotting (Hughes Syndrome).

London Lupus Centre consultants are at the forefront of research, treatment and ongoing monitoring of lupus and its associated conditions: Hughes Syndrome and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Consultant Rheumatologists specialising in Lupus

London Bridge Hospital is proud to be one of the largest private hospitals in the UK specialising in lupus treatment. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their pioneering research into lupus and lupus-related conditions. This includes Professor Graham Hughes, who discovered some lupus patients’ increased tendency to blood clotting (now known as Hughes’ Syndrome). Professor Hughes is considered a world leader in his field and is regularly published in influential medical journals.


Our team consists of 10 consultant physicians, who have all trained under Professor Hughes at the famous St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Most of the team are consultant rheumatologists holding teaching posts at leading hospitals.

 

Graham Hughes

Mr Graham Hughes

Consultant Rheumatologist

Prof-David-DCruz-consultant

Mr David D’Cruz

Consultant Rheumatologist

Christopher Edwards

Mr Christopher Ewdards

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr-Patrick-Gordon-consultant

Mr Patrick Gordon

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist

Arvind Kaul

Mr Arvind Kaul

Consultant Rheumatologist

Giovanni Sanna

Mr Giovanni Sanna

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr-Colin-Tench-consultant-Rheumatologist

Mr Colin Tench

Consultant Rheumatologist

Natasha Jordan

Dr Natasha Jordan

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Maria Bickerstaff

Consultant Rheumatologist

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An active research programme

We have an active research programme investigating therapeutic agents in lupus and the prevalence of various symptoms of Hughes’ Syndrome. Our team has also instigated collaborative studies with top hospitals, including The Portland Hospital and with our cardiology team at London Bridge Hospital, to assess the syndrome in younger people with cardiac issues. 
We are supported by a multidisciplinary team with over 40 specialties represented on site, including renal dialysis, cardiothoracic and intensive care.
Our clients (99.5%) rate our quality of care highly and 99.2% would recommend London Bridge Hospital to their family and friends. We are proud to have an ‘outstanding’ rating from the independent health and social care regulator, The Care Quality Commission.

The conditions we treat

Lupus

Over the past 50 years, the outlook for lupus patients has improved dramatically. Early diagnosis is vital and treatment is individually geared to the needs of each patient. Most patients are now have a normal life expectancy.

Hughes’ Syndrome

In 1983, Professor Graham Hughes described a disorder in which the blood has an increased tendency to clot. The illness is also called antiphospholipid syndrome/APS, or “sticky blood”. The clots can affect any organ, including the brain (e.g., stroke), and in pregnancy, the placenta, leading to miscarriage. Hughes Syndrome is the commonest, treatable cause of miscarriage. Other features include migraine, seizures, DVT and memory loss.

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Over the past 50 years, the outlook for lupus patients has improved dramatically. Early diagnosis is vital and treatment is individually geared to the needs of each patient. Most patients are now have a normal life expectancy.

A wider multidisciplinary team

Our team of ten consultant physicians led by Professor Graham Hughes is supported by a wider multidisciplinary team consisting of: dermatologists, kidney specialists, cardiologists and obstetricians as and when our patients need additional, specialist expertise. Consultant radiologists and clinical nurse specialists complete the team to provide a total package for diagnosis, treatment and care. We meet regularly to discuss complex cases providing patients with care and support from a range of clinical specialists.

Our location

1st Floor, St. Olaf House

27 Tooley Street

London SE1 2PR

Contact us

The London Lupus Centre is situated in London Bridge Hospital.

020 7234 2155
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