Dr Vijay Hajela

Dr Vijay Hajela

BMedSci(Hons), FRCP


32 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

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“Professional, caring and efficient. Just what you want from a consultant“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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  • General Medical Council: 3469903
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,279 reviews


    Dr Vijay Hajela is a Consultant Rheumatologist based at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He also sees patients privately, including in London at The Lister Hospital and Chelsea Outpatients Centre.

    Dr Hajela studied medicine and graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, qualifying in 1990. He then worked in Newcastle, Sheffield and also in New Zealand. Dr Hajela then moved to London and the South East of England to complete his training in rheumatology and general internal medicine. In 2000 he worked at University Hospital Lewisham as a consultant/clinical lead for 10 years before moving to Brighton.

    He specialises in non-specific musculoskeletal pain, Connective tissue diseases, Inflammatory arthritis, Non-specific and regional joint and muscular pain, Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Pseudogout, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Post-infectious arthritic syndromes., Fibromyalgia and related disorders, Back and neck pain, Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia and GCA (temporal arteritis), Connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Carpal tunnel syndrome and work-related upper limb pain.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Rheumatology
    • Arthritis
    • Non-specific musculoskeletal pain
    • Connective tissue diseases
    • Inflammatory arthritis
    • Non-specific and regional joint and muscular pain
    • Gout
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Pseudogout
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Post-infectious arthritic syndromes.
    • Fibromyalgia and related disorders
    • Back and neck pain
    • Osteoporosis
    • Polymyalgia and GCA (temporal arteritis)
    • Connective tissue diseases and vasculitis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and work-related upper limb pain
    • Vasculitis


    • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians FRCP - Royal College of Physicians 2004
    • MBBS - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1990
    • BMedSci (Hons) - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1989
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Healthservice Management - Keele University 2019


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