Dr Raafat Farag

Consultant of General Elderly and Stroke Medicine


MB. BcH, MRCP, FRCP (London)

Year Qualified


GMC Number


Main NHS Base

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Member Of

  • British association of stroke Physicians
  • Fellow Royal college of physicians
  • British Geriatrics Society

Scope of Practice

  • Stroke Medicine
  • Management of challenging medical problems in old age
  • Post Stroke rehabilitation
  • Stroke prevention
  • Gait problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Dementia assessment, diagnosis and treatment

Areas of Expertise

  • Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)
  • Memory, cognition Problems and Dementia
  • Elderly Medicine

Training & Background

Dr Farag trained in Renal and Acute general medicine at Kent and Canterbury Hospital and then for Elderly and General Medicine at the Professorial Unit of University Hospital Cardiff.

After being instrumental in the creation of specialist stroke services at Hemel Hempstead he later joined the team at Watford Stroke Unit, working as a consultant Physician in General, Elderly and Stroke medicine at both Hemel Hempstead and Watford Hospital from 1986 to 2011.

Dr Farag is now a Consultant Physician at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and a PACES examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer of postgraduate medicine at the University of Hertfordshire.

For recreation Dr Farag enjoys reading Latin American and European literature as well as film and digital photography with a particular interest in landscapes and portraits.