Dr Vijay Hajela

Consultant Rheumatologist


"The facilities and staff at Spire St Anthony's are superb and allow me to deliver the best care available for my patients."

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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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vijay Hajela at Spire include:


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Back pain
Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Metabolic bone diseases
Paediatric rheumatology
Pain management
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue rheumatism
Sports and exercise medicine
Sports injury

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

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust