Dr Vijay Hajela
MBBS, BMedSci, FRCP
"The facilities and staff at Spire St Anthony's are superb and allow me to deliver the best care available for my patients."
I studied medicine at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, qualifying in 1990. I worked in Newcastle, Sheffield and then in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to London and the South East of England to complete my training in rheumatology and general internal medicine. In February 2000 I started my first Consultant post at University Hospital Lewisham. Between 2000 and 2010 I held various positions including Clinical Lead for Rheumatology, Chair of the Primary Care Musculoskeletal Panel and Director of Medical Education. I moved to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS in March 2010. Since joining BSUH I have been clinical lead for rheumatology and deputy and acting chief of medicine.
I was Regional Chair of the British Society for Rheumatology from 2014-17. I have been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians PACES exam since 2005 and have twice hosted the exam in Brighton.
Spire St Anthony's Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BMedSci (Hons), MBBS / University of Newcastle Upon Tyne / 1990
Bachelor of Medical Sciences AND Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is the university degree awarded at completion of undergraduate training in medicine