Dr Raafat Farag

Dr Raafat Farag

General Medicine


Dr Farag trained in renal and acute general medicine at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, and in elderly and general medicine at University Hospital, Cardiff.

Dr Farag helped set up stroke services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital, and later joined the team at Watford Stroke Unit. He went on to work as consultant physician in general, elderly and stroke medicine at Hemel and Watford Hospitals from 1986-2011, and currently practices as a consultant physician at Bedford Hospital (NHS), Spire Bushey Hospital and Spire Harpenden Hospital for his private practice.

Dr Farag is now a Consultant Physician at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and as PACES examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer of postgraduate medicine at the University of Hertfordshire.

Out-patient service at Spire Harpenden: I concentrate on neurovascular and transient ischemic attacks both for general patients and elderly medicine patients with age related disease.

In-patient services: I cover acute elderly medical problems, rehabilitation, medical referrals for oncology and post-operative medical management. I also have an interest in the treatment of post-stroke care and rehabilitation. Cognitive impairment, re-assessment, diagnosis and treatment are some of my specialties.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Raafat Farag at Spire include:

General medicine

Other treatments

  • Stroke medicine (Post stroke rehabilitation, stroke prevention)
  • Management of challenging medical problems in old age
  • Gait problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Cognitive impairment 
  • Dementia assessment, diagnosis and treatment

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Additional information

Stroke prevention
Stroke medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London)

Member of British Association of Stroke Physicians

Member of the British Geriatrics Society

Professional leadership

Honorary Senior Lecturer of postgraduate medicine at University of Hertfordshire

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Farag enjoys teaching and learning within his medical field. He also enjoys reading literature especially Latin American and European writers. Film and digital photography are also of interest to hi, with a particular interest in landscapes and portraits.

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary telephone 0796 224 4713