At the forefront of Lupus and Rheumatology diagnosis and treatment

1st Floor, St. Olaf House
27 Tooley Street
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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.

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.

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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.

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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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Our team can help if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. Our reception team are also on-hand if you'd like to make an appointment whilst your at the centre. 
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Our medical centre is supported by the expertise of leading consultants and multidisciplinary teams. Our teams are able to identify and diagnose complex conditions quickly and with accuracy.