Dr Ala Al Hussaini

Consultant Rheumatologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ala Al Hussaini at Spire include:


Other treatments

Soft tissue rheumatism, Osteoporosis, Inflammatory rheumatic disorders, Back pain.

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Professional profile

I am a consultant rheumatologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex offering specialist private treatment in our clean and comfortable hospital. I have been a consultant in rheumatology since 1987 after finishing my senior registrar training in Nottingham Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.

I have an interest in inflammatory joint and spinal disease including osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. I also offer single or multiple joint and spinal steroid injections as part of a comprehensive and holistic approach approach to arthritis pains.

I perform a large number of joint and epidural injections; approximately 450 joint injections last year with no complications. My patients often comment that they did not even feel the needle going in during joint injection aspiration.

Currently, I run the rheumatology department at Queen's Hospital, Romford, since Professor Chakravarty left in October 2013.

I obtained my MRCP in London in 1978 and started my first consultant job at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust. I have been an NHS and occasional private consultant since. I have gained broad experience in all aspects of rheumatology, training and teaching at established rheumatology centres across the UK. I obtained a European Diploma in Physical Medicine in 1994.

Clinical Interests

Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Spondyloarthropathy, Osteoarthritis, Connective tissue diseases.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood Hospital 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

BMA (British Medical Association)
BSR (British Society of Rheumatologists)
Royal College of Physicians
BMAS (British Medical Acupuncture Society)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Rheumatologist at Queen's Hospital, Romford (Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust)

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Personal Profile

I am married with four children. I like reading about the history of human civilisation which in turn has triggered an interest in using Chinese medicine within rheumatological treatment. I also enjoy gardening, playing with the children, watching tennis and football.

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