Dr Rakhi Seth BM, BSc, FRCP, MSc

Dr Rakhi Seth

Speciality: Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine

Sub-speciality: Inflammatory arthritis, Osteoarthritis Gout, Osteoporosis, Connective tissue disease (including Systemic lupus erythematous and Sjorgen’s syndrome), Neck and Back pain and Musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr Rakhi Seth is a Consultant Rheumatologist and is available for private consultations at the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital and the Spire Southampton Hospital.

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 offers 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 inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis), inflammatory crystal arthritis (including gout and pseudogout), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and autoimmune connective tissue diseases (including Systemic lupus erythematous and Sjorgen’s syndrome).

She also has an clinical interest in neck and back pain, fibromyalgia syndrome, and sports injuries.

Dr Seth has an interest in research and has published Cochrane systematic literature reviews and international guidelines on the management of gout.  She has also co-authored the British Society of Rheumatology Guidelines on the safety of biological disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in inflammatory arthritis.

She is actively involved in research into new therapies including biological treatments for inflammatory arthritis.

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 performs ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and safety for her patients.

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

Current memberships
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Medical Protection Society (MPS)
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

FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2018