Dr Nurhan Sutcliffe

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Dr Nurhan Sutcliffe MD FRCP is a general rheumatologist with over 20 years of experience. As a rheumatologist she looks after patients with different musculoskeletal problems. These disorders can present in a variety of ways including joint, muscle and bone pains.

There are many treatment types available for these conditions ranging from different kinds of medicines to joint injections. She works closely with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, orthopaedic surgeons and other medical specialists.

Dr Sutcliffe trained as a rheumatologist in Manchester and London. During her training she carried out research in Sjogren's syndrome and Sytemic lupus erythematosus and obtained her MD from University College London. She is currently a Consultant Rheumatologist at The Royal London Hospital.

She has a specialist interest in Sjogren's Syndrome and runs a multispecialist Sjogren's clinic. She is also a member of the UK Sjogren's special interest group and participates in national and international research projects in Sjogren's syndrome.

Dr Sutcliffe is a member of the medical council of the British Sjogren's Syndrome Association (BSSA). She also has specialist interests in gout and inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis. Professionally she belongs to the British Society of Rheumatology, the Royal College of Physicians and the British Medical Association. She has also published a series of scientific papers relating to Sjogren's syndrome and SLE.

Clinical Interests

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sjogrens syndrome
  • Inflammatory arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis
  • General rheumatology
  • Gout

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians

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