Dr Nicholas Raj



GMC number: 4205452

Practising since: 1995



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  • Weekly Thursday 08:00 - 13:00
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Dr Raj graduated from St George's medical school in London and went on to complete comprehensive general medical training at Frimley Park, Worthing and The Royal Marsden Hospitals leading to attainment of MRCP in 1999.  He then worked within the rheumatology department at the Wrightington Hospital which is regarded as a worldwide Centre of Excellence in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disease. 

In 2000 he undertook specialist training in rheumatology in the mid Trent region.  During his time on the mid Trent rotation he completed a Masters degree in clinical education and obtained his CCST in 2004. He then became a clinical fellow at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and completed a DM, again in clinical education.

Dr Raj was appointed as a Consultant Rheumatologist in 2006 at the Royal Derby Hospital and is currently the Head of the Rheumatology department. He provides a general rheumatology service in Derby and, on alternate weeks, at St Oswald's Hospital in Ashbourne. 

As a special interest he has developed a musculoskeletal ultrasound service within the department to aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory joint conditions.

Other interests

Medical education, musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Nicholas Raj at Nuffield Health

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Trigger Point Injections

Locations Dr Nicholas Raj works with

Related experience


Dr Raj has had numerous scientific papers published in the fields of clinical education, patient education, septic arthritis, reactive arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and granulomatous mastitis. 

He is currently involved in a national multicentre study into the use of ultrasound in the management of temporal arteritis.


  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Midland Rheumatology Society
  • British Society for Rheumatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of the Rheumatology Department, Royal Derby Hospital

Insurers Dr Nicholas Raj works with

Dr Nicholas Raj works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • 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)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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