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At the forefront of Lupus and  Rheumatology diagnosis and treatment

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The London Lupus and Rheumatology Centre

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    020 7234 2155
  • Address

    1st Floor, St Olaf House
    27 Tooley Street
    London, SE1 2PR

The London Lupus and Rheumatology Centre

We see patients with rheumatic disease from all over the world, and are a dedicated centre for the treatment of lupus. Our team are at the forefront of research and new developments in the monitoring and treatment of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and its associated conditions: Hughes’ (antiphospholipid) Syndrome and Sjogren's Syndrome.

Our patients have access to London Bridge Hospital's fully equipped physiotherapy and diagnostic facilities including X-ray and MRI. In addition to our outpatient services, we provide full inpatient care if admission to hospital for further treatment is needed.
Professor Graham Hughes

Why The London Lupus and Rheumatology Centre?

  • Founded by Professor Graham Hughes, a world leader in lupus conditions
  • Consists of an internationally renowned team of teaching hospital consultant rheumatologists
  • Rapid appointments, usually within 2 days
  • Access to diagnostic and treatment facilities at London Bridge Hospital
  • Active research and teaching programmes including annual conference ‘Ten Topics in Rheumatology’
  • A multidisciplinary support team including dermatologists, kidney specialists, cardiologists, orthopaedic consultants, obstetricians, radiologists and clinical nurse specialists
  • Specialty Lupus Pregnancy Clinic

Leaders in 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 are 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).

The conditions we treat: 
    Ankylosing spondylitis (axial SpA)
    ✓ Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Churg-strauss (EGPA)
    Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
    Fibromyalgia
    Giant cell arteritis
    Golfer’s elbow
    Gout
    Hughes’ Syndrome
    Infective arthritis
    Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE)
    Osteoarthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Paget’s disease
    Polymyalgia rheumatica
    Pseudogout
    Psoriatic arthritis
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    Scleroderma
    Seronegative arthritis
    Sjogren’s syndrome
    Tendonitis
    Tennis elbow
    Vasculitis
    Wegener's granulomatosis (GPA)

World renowned consultants

Many of our consultants have global reputations for their pioneering research into rheumatic diseases, lupus and lupus-related conditions. Professor Graham Hughes, who discovered some lupus patients’ increased tendency to blood clotting (now known as Hughes’ Syndrome) founded the London Lupus Centre.

Professor Hughes is considered a world leader in his field and is regularly published in influential medical journals. Our team consists of several consultant rheumatologists, who have all trained under Professor Hughes at the famous St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Prof-David-DCruz-consultant

Professor David D’Cruz

Consultant Rheumatologist

Christopher Edwards

Professor Christopher Edwards

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr-Patrick-Gordon-consultant

Dr Patrick Gordon

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist

Arvind Kaul

Dr Arvind Kaul

Consultant Rheumatologist

Giovanni Sanna

Dr Giovanni Sanna

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr-Colin-Tench-consultant-Rheumatologist

Dr Colin Tench

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Maria Bickerstaff

Dr Maria Bickerstaff

Consultant Rheumatologist

A wider multidisciplinary team

The centre is supported by a wider multidisciplinary team of dermatologists, kidney specialists, cardiologists, orthopaedic consultants, obstetricians, radiologists and clinical nurse specialists. This collaborative approach to patient care means treatment plans are discussed regularly and agreed by the field’s top medical minds. Care plans are developed based on multiple factors and consider the individual’s condition, medical history, lifestyle and future goals.
The team at London Lupus and Rheumatology Centre

An active research programme

Many of our consultants are actively involved in pioneering research into rheumatic diseases, lupus and lupus-related conditions. This includes studies that explore new therapies for the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

The team of consultants regularly publish in influential medical journals. There are particular research strengths in Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hughes’ syndrome, myositis and vasculitis. Many of our consultants are involved in the development of national and international guidelines to ensure the best treatment of patients with rheumatic diseases. 

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Professor Christopher Edwards talk

Professor David D'Cruz chatting

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