Private Secretary - 0840 272 5481

Spire Harpenden Hospital - 0800 585 112

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital - 01923 834 211

Dr Daniel Fishman


Consultant Rheumatologist

This site is under construction and will be updated regularly

+++ COVID-19 Update +++


During this current crisis, many patients with rheumatological conditions will be concerned that they are unable to see their NHS Rheumatologist, gain advice or information about their condition, or be able to see me as a private patient.


I would like to reassure my current and future patients that - in addition to my NHS general medical and rheumatology commitments - I remain available for consultations via WhatsApp or telephone - please contact Lorna, my Private Secretary, to arrange an appoinemnt. Most Private insurers will cover a telephone consultation.

For general information about the CORVID-19 inefection, please consultant the governments website. More detailed infromation is available through the British Society for Rheumatology on:

Please remember to wash your hands regularly, only travel outside when necessary and be safe.

Dr Daniel Fishman

23rd March 2020

NHS Practice

Dr Daniel Fishman qualified from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in 1988, after studying Medicine for 6 years.  During this time he also spent 12 months working for a BSc in Neuroanatomy, which was a very useful introduction to the world of academic research.

His first job was in Medicine at Ealing General Hospital, before returning to St Mary's to work as a Surgical Houseman.  He then spent 2 and a half years as an SHO, in several medical specialties, during which time he obtained his MRCP qualification.

His first post in Rheumatology was at Northwick Park Hospital, where he worked as a Registrar in Adult Rheumatology under Dr Michael Denman. He was also the Registrar responsible for the inpatient care of the adolescent and young adult patients of  the Department of Paediatric and Molecular Rheumatology , headed by Dr (now Professor) Pat Woo. During this time at Northwick Park he gained experience in General (Internal) Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, and  particularly in Paediatric Rheumatology. This was an unusual job for an adult-trained physician, and the experience triggered his interest in Paediatric Rheumatology, which has continued to be one of his main clinical areas of interest.

In 1994 Dr Fishman obtained a prestigious 3 year grant from the arthritis research campaign to study for a PhD in Molecular Rheumatology under Professor Woo. Her  departments laboratories were then  based at the Middlesex/University College Hospitals, and its clinical base was split between there and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).  During his time in research, Dr Fishman continued his clinical responsibilities, both in adult Rheumatology, and also seeing young patients with  rheumatic diseases at GOSH.

After obtaining his PhD, he continued his senior Rheumatology training at The Royal London Hospital, and the Whipps Cross Hospital., before obtaining his consultant post at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Private Practice

Dr Fishman sees private patients, both insured and self-funding, at the Spire (formerly BUPA) Hospital, Harpenden on Wednesday afternoons, and also the BMI Bishops Wood Hospital on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month (and at other times by special arrangement).  Prospective patients are welcome to contact Dr Fishman, but all referrals seen at the Private Hospitals will require a GP referral letter (this is stipulated by the Hospitals themselves).

Spire Hospital Harpenden
Ambrose Lane

01582 763191

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital
Rickmansworth Road
HA6  2JW
01923 835814

Medico-Legal Practice

Dr Fishman regularly takes instruction from solicitors to prepare medical reports in cases of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, 'post-traumatic fibromyalgia' and chronic fatigue, as well as general arthritis/rheumatological issues.