Dr Hoda Temple (nee Mirjafari)

Dr Hoda Temple (nee Mirjafari)

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

  • Joint pain and osteoarthritis
  • Back pain and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Connective tissue disease and SLE
  • Inflammatory arthritides eg rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, gout
  • Generalised hypermobility and tendonitis

I have been a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust since 2016 and am Clinical Lead for Rheumatology. I run expert clinics in early arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory bowel related arthritis. I am in charge of service development, modernisation and governance of best practice in rheumatology against best national and international standards.

I have considerable experience treating a wide range of rheumatic disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, back pain, fibromyalgia, gout, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.

I have a special interest in managing the whole body with holistic care and have Royal College of Physicians approved training in nutrition and lifestyle. I have also received training as a life coach.

I am a member of the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), The British Psoriatic Arthritis Consortium (BritPACT) and the British Medical Association (BMA).

I have published on comorbid disease in arthritis and its associated treatments. I continue to be active in research and am a principle investigator for several rheumatology trials and observational studies.


General Medical Council Number: C6073303

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Hoda Temple (nee Mirjafari) at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Blood tests referral for physiotherapy
  • Inflammatory rheumatic conditions
  • Joint pain management
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Soft tissue injections
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Sports and exercise medicine

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Additional information

Pain management

BSc Pathological Sciences / University of Manchester / 2000
Bachelor of Science

MbChB / University of Manchester / 2003
Medical Degree

MRCP (Ed) / Edinburgh / 2007
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians

PhD Epidemiology / University of Manchester / 2010
Post doctorate degree

CCST (Rheumatology) North Western Deanery / North West / 2016
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

Professional memberships

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Society for Rheumatology

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead at The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust Lead for Early Arthritis Services
Psoriatic Arthritis Service and Biologics management of Psoriatic Arthritis

Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, cycling, hiking, skiing and camping. I am a keen watersports fan inclduing SCUBA diving and paddle boarding in the beautiful British waters. I am passionate about lifestyle optimisations that can help us live our best life in the modern world and this feeds into my clinical care as well as personal life.

Private secretary Natasha Lally and Lauren Freem
Private secretary telephone 07958 793 695, 07711 072 412
Private secretary email privatesecretary.drtemple@outlook.com