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
We felt we were being listened to and a diagnosis of my wife's concerns was being considered.
Jennifer Van Kesteren (jj****@****.com)Dec. 29, 2022, 5:50 p.m.
Dr Nisar was welcoming, listened to me and ensured I had all I needed to try and make me more comfortable.
Trish (*******@****.***)Dec. 9, 2022, 4:25 p.m.
I was recommended to Dr Nisar by an NHS consultant. I am fully satisfied with both the consultations I had with Dr Nisar. Thank you.
Anonymous (*******@****.***)Dec. 9, 2022, 2:52 p.m.
Good advice provided
Jan (ja****@****.com)Dec. 9, 2022, 8:41 a.m.
Anonymous (*******@****.***)Dec. 8, 2022, 9:47 p.m.
I had a chronic condition which Dr Nisar diagnosed and specified treatment for. The outcome appears to have been successful and I would be very happy to see him again should there be any recurrence of the condition in future. I found his manner very pleasant. The reasons for my health problem were difficult to appreciate for someone such as myself, with a non-medical background, and I found him very helpful in explaining these.
Gillian Bocci (a.****@****.com)Dec. 8, 2022, 6:29 p.m.
Dr Nisar fully understood my condition and put the wheels in motion to resolve it. Very impressed .
Anonymous (*******@****.***)Dec. 8, 2022, 5:27 p.m.
Superb doctor, listened, believed, let me say everything even if it wasn’t relevant so I can know I’ve said it all and was kind and considerate and reassuring of everything, made a plan forward and took steps to not only diagnose but prove the situation. Considerate letter, detailing everything (as so often doctors leave out important information or just write factually inaccurate information) as well as actually writing the diagnoses, this is extremely helpful when moving forward instead of listing the descriptor of a condition. Looks at the whole picture and doesn’t rule out anything because it would be inconvenient or hard to diagnose/treat. As someone who has seen multiple doctors from very young who have dismissed what ended up being very obvious because it isn’t an easy thing to solve, I can confidently say I highly recommend Dr Nissar.
Ruth Lancaster (re****@****.com)Dec. 8, 2022, 4:05 p.m.
Dr Nisar is a very caring physician, he takes time to explain findings, listens to my questions, then reads all reports again to make sure he has all the facts which enables him to answer my questions. The way he talks to a patient shows empathy and sympathy. I totally recommend Dr Nisar.
Thea De Wit (th****@****.co)Dec. 8, 2022, 1:22 p.m.
Excellent Dr, really knowledgeable and felt like I was listened too and taken seriously
Nicola Aldridge (ni****@****.com)Dec. 8, 2022, 12:57 p.m.