Dr Rakhi Seth BM, BSc, MRCP, MSc

Speciality: Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine

Sub-speciality: Inflammatory arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis, Connective tissue disease (including lupus), and Musculoskeletal ultrasound

Dr Rakhi Seth is a Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust where she leads the Early Inflammatory Arthritis service, in a centre that was awarded the European centre of excellence award (EULAR) in 2015.

Dr Seth set up the Wessex Rheumatology Clinic to offer patients a unique, efficient and comprehensive service to diagnose and effectively manage any musculoskeletal condition, with the aim of improving symptoms, and optimising quality of life.

Dr Seth is an expert in the diagnosis and management of gout, and has published Cochrane systematic literature reviews and international guidelines on how best to manage the condition. She also has a clinical interest in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and autoimmune connective tissue diseases such as lupus.

She completed an MSc in musculoskeletal ultrasound to support her interest in the use of ultrasound in detecting and treating inflammatory arthritis earlier to achieve disease remission and improve outcomes. She also performs ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and safety for her patients.

Dr Seth is actively involved in research into new therapies including biological therapies for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and lupus.

She is available for private consultations at the Nuffield Health, Bournemouth Hospital and the Spire Southampton Hospital.

Current memberships
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Medical Protection Society (MPS)
British Medical Association (BMA)
British Society of Rheumatology (BSR)

Training and education
BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Southampton, 2004
BM, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 2005
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2009
MRCP Rheumatology, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2013
MSc (Musculoskeletal Ultrasound), Bournemouth University, 2014