Dr Gulam Patel


MA Hons (Cantab), MB BS, FRCP (UK)

GMC number: 3198612

Practising since: 1987


Rheumatology, General (internal) Medicine

Consultation times

  • Tuesday PM
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Dr Gulam Patel trained at Cambridge University & Middlesex/UCH Hospitals Medical School. He has been in NHS and private sector practice as a Consultant Rheumatologist since 2001. He has over thirty years of experience as a Doctor and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. 

He is currently Clinical Lead for Rheumatology Services at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) where he has been instrumental in setting up the Early Arthritis Clinic. He combines his clinical work with involvement in research and education.  His contribution to high quality healthcare has been recognised by three Clinical Excellence Awards.

His passion for education has resulted in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award from Imperial College and more recently Imperial College Principal Clinical Teacher status in 2020.  He combines the roles of Director of Clinical Studies at Imperial College with Undergraduate Sub-Dean at St George’s, University of London where he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer.  In addition he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London where he is a lecturer and an examiner.  Dr Patel is a very popular teacher of GPs at ASPH and features regularly on their Primary Care teaching schedule. 

Personal interests

My teenage sons, all types of sports and the roots of languages.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Gujarati

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Gulam Patel at Nuffield Health

  • Fatigue screen
  • Blood test
  • Rheumatology profiles
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • X-ray
  • Haematology profiles
  • Ultrasound

Locations Dr Gulam Patel works with

Related experience


He combines his clinical work with involvement in clinical research trials, both as a Co-Investigator and as a Principal Investigator.


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society for Rheumatology

Other posts held

  • Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals
  • Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Lead for Rheumatology
  • Clinical Lead for Undergraduate Medicine

Insurers Dr Gulam Patel works with

Dr Gulam Patel works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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