Dr Raj Sengupta

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBS, FRCP, PGCME

Year qualified:1995

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Dr Raj Sengupta trained at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London and undertook specialist training locally in Bath. He specialises in Rheumatology and currently is employed as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.

His sub speciality interests are ankylosing spondylitis and other inflammatory arthritides, such as rheumatoid arthritis. He is the lead Consultant for ankylosing spondylitis patients at the RNHRD, Bath. He treats over 250 patients a month with arthritis, approximately half of whom suffer with ankylosing spondylitis. He is the principal investigator in a number of national and international clinical trials in Ankylosing Spondylitis.

He has participated in epidemiological research projects during his training and has publications on ankylosing spondylitis in peer reviewed journals. He is the current co chairman of the BSR Spondyloarthritis Special Interest Group, the Vice Chairman of the BSR Informatics Group and a member of the Arthritis UK Spondyloarthritis Clinical Studies Group.

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council

  • British Society for Rheumatology

  • Royal College of Physicians

  • British Medical Association

  • Medical Protection Society

  • Trustee and Medical Advisor for the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

  • Member of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS)

  • British Society for Rheumatology working group on National Guidelines for anti-TNF therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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