Dr Affifa Farrukh


MB, BS, MSc (Pain Management) (Distinction) , FRCP, FRCPI (Ireland), MRCP (Gastroenterology), FEBGH, LLM (Distinction), MCIArb, GRAD DIP LAW, BAR VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA

GMC number: 6069185

Practising since: 2000


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • 2nd Monday PM
  • 4th Wednesday PM
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Dr Affifa Farrukh trained in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Leicester. She has particular experience in the management of patients with irritable bowel syndrome and other painful conditions. She is experienced in the management of microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and coeliac and pancreatic disease. She deals with the nutritional aspects of these and other conditions.

She is experienced in dealing with both acute and chronic medical conditions. Her interest in a range of complementary therapies includes training in both Western and Chinese acupuncture, including Master Tung techniques. These can be helpful additional treatments for dealing with a range of conditions.

Dr Affifa Farrukh also has an interest in capsule endoscope and is a non-practising barrister, who was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. Age range 18+

Special interests

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Nutrition
  • Assessment of acute and chronic medical problems
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture

Personal interests

Reading Sufi literature, gardening, and clothes design.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Affifa Farrukh at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • Urea Breath Test 13C
  • Lactose breath test
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • Gluten sensitivity screening
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • MRI scan
  • Phlebotomy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Locations Dr Affifa Farrukh works with

Related experience


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


  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Other posts held

  • Consultant physician and gastroenterologist

Insurers Dr Affifa Farrukh works with

Dr Affifa Farrukh works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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
  • 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.