Dr Simon Paul



GMC number: 4116134

Practising since: 1994



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  • Tuesday (by arrangement)
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Dr Simon Paul is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician. He specialises in joint, soft tissue and spinal musculoskeletal conditions, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, widespread pain syndromes, neck and back pain. He set up in private practice in 2017 but continues to treat NHS patients in Surrey. Dr Paul graduated from University College London in 1994. His speciality training was with the RAF and NHS. He also served with the RAF in the UK and overseas. He gained experience at a number of specialist units in London, including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and St George’s Hospital. He has also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy. In 2006, he was appointed as an RAF Consultant at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre,  Headley Court where at various times, he was Lead Consultant responsible for back pain problems, neurological rehabilitation and complex medical rehabilitation. He helped develop MOD-wide policy on neck pain rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Much of Dr Paul's focus is on returning patients to their best physical, mental and psychosocial state following illness or  injury, so they are able to return to work.

Special interests

General Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Inflammatory joint disease, Inflammatory spinal disease, Regional and widespread pain syndromes, Neck and back pain, Gout, Sports injuries and rehabilitation, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Joint Pain

Other interests

Sports Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine  

Personal interests

Medicolegal matters, having studied law and graduating with a Distinction and winning the Dean’s prize, Flying light aircraft having gained his pilot’s licence in the RAF, Motorcycling

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Simon Paul at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Rheumatology profiles
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound

Locations Dr Simon Paul works with

Related experience


Simon has published original work in peer reviewed journals and books 


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK
  • Member of the British Society of Rheumatology
  • Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Affiliate Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Epsomedical, Surrey

Insurers Dr Simon Paul works with

Dr Simon Paul works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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