Dr Affifa Farrukh

MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPI (Ireland), MRCP (Gastroenterology), FEBGH, GRAD DIPLAW, Diploma in pain management (distinction)

  • Specialities General (Internal) Medicine, Gastroenterology, Complementary Medicine
  • Telephone 0116 274 3753
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki and Hindi

  • GMC Number 6069185
  • Fax 0800 389 2315


Dr Affifa Farrukh trained in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Leicester. She has particular experience in the management of patients with microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as coeliac and pancreatic disease. She deals with the nutritional aspects of these and other conditions.

She is experienced in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and is an accredited colonoscopy trainer. Dr Affifa Farrukh has an interest in capsule endoscope. She is experienced in dealing with both acute and chronic medical conditions.

She also has an interest in a range of complementary therapies.


  • Alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays


Current posts

  • Consultant physician and gastroenterologist


This includes:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Nutrition
  • Endoscopy
  • Assessment of acute and chronic medical problems

Personal interests

Reading Sufi literature, gardening, and clothes design.

Member of

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Medical Defence Union


Dr Affifa Farrukh has published more than 20 papers in peer review journals dealing with:

  • Quality and equality of care
  • Issues of discrimination
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Achalasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease


Dr Affifa Farrukh works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Dr Affifa Farrukh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Affifa Farrukh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Affifa Farrukh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.