I am a Consultant Rheumatologist & Physician at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust having
completed my Rheumatology & Internal Medicine speciality training in the East of England in 2013.
I undertook my junior doctor training in Swansea. Having obtained membership of Royal College of Physicians London (MRCP) in March 2007, I commenced higher specialist training in Rheumatology & General Medicine before joining Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge to pursue clinical research in 2010. Same year, I achieved MRCP in Rheumatology too. I finished research in 2012 and joined Luton & Dunstable University Hospital as a final year registrar until was appointed in the current role. I was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians London in 2018 and appointed as Director of Research & Development in 2019. I was also elected to the prestigious Registers committee of national British Society of Rheumatology in 2019.
I am the lead clinician for award winning early arthritis service, research on biologic therapies and inflammatory arthritis associated lung diseases MDT service. I have been involved in more than 60 clinical trials utilising biological therapies for autoimmune conditions. My other main interests include early inflammatory arthritis including ultrasound use and metabolic bone health. Over the past five years, I have authored over 100 abstracts, presented at international conferences and published more than 25 papers in peer reviewed journals.
If you have painful joints, stiffness and/or joint swelling then you could have any one of 207 types of arthritis. I lead a national award winning early arthritis service
If you have any of the predisposing conditions such as psoriasis, uveitis/iritis, inflammatory bowel disease and you develop joint pain, it could be spondyloarthropathy. I lead on research in such conditions
If you are over 50 or younger with high risk factors such as chronic disease, steroid use or hormonal disorder, you will need bone health screening. I lead innovative metabolic bone health service
If you have longstanding back or muscle pain and there is diagnostic uncertainty, I can help you reach a diagnosis and formulate a management plan
If you have multisystem complaints e.g. rashes, ulcers, breathing problems with joint/muscle pain, it could be connective tissue disease. I lead a multi-disciplinary service and can help you
Anonymous (*******@****.***)July 29, 2021, 9:12 p.m.
Incredible insight into my treatment and diagnosis, very professional.
Menal Joshi (me****@****.com)July 29, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Excellent doctor who I also had the pleasure to work with as a junior in the NHS
Sue Gauntlett (su****@****.com)July 29, 2021, 3:41 p.m.
robert matson (ro****@****.com)July 29, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
Clear communication throughout the consultation from both parties. Understanding of the problem providing clear ways forwards to resolving. Would appreciate a written summary of the consultation in particular the next steps as the issue I have has involved me seeing several consultants from whom I have received such documentation which proved beneficial in my consultation with Dr Nisar
Mick Clipston (mi****@****.com)July 29, 2021, 9:39 a.m.
I felt a little rushed during the consultation and there are a couple of incorrect details in the report to my GP but i was able to ask questions and received some helpful replies. I felt he was being very thorough. Overall I was happy with how the appointment went.
Anonymous (*******@****.***)July 29, 2021, 8:52 a.m.
took time to listen, not dismissive of concerns. explained without being condescending, commensurate with my level of knowledge.
Jackie Charles (ja****@****.com)July 22, 2021, 8:24 a.m.
I was very pleased with the service provided. The doctor took the time to listen to me, and we had an open discussion about my issue. He was very professional, and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. He talked through the potential issues and tests he'd like to undertake to fully diagnose the problems. He also ensured that we scheduled a follow up appointment to review the results
Jonathan Fuller (jo****@****.com)July 22, 2021, 8:20 a.m.
My consultations with Dr Nisar was good, comprehensive and non-rushed. However, I've had to cancel my follow up appointment and am keen to get my blood results. I am trying to contact Karen Hennessy and have emailed twice but with no reply. I would very much appreciate a response and find out how to get my blood results. I have contacted the lab who have confirmed the results are there but they can not send them to me. Thanks for any help, Laurie Millar
Laurie Millar (la****@****.com)July 19, 2021, 8:27 a.m.
Excellent Consultant Listened & explained extremely well Have every confidence in him Would thoroughly recommend
Rosanne Fine (ro****@****.com)July 14, 2021, 12:44 p.m.