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Dr Sufian Ali

General Practitioner

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Dr Sufian Ali is a Medicspot GP based in the West of Scotland, having attended Aberdeen Medical School and completed his GP training in Glasgow. He has enjoyed working in a number of specialities including paediatrics, psychiatry and emergency medicine; while also working in a variety of settings including prisons, remote Scottish islands and Singapore, with Raffles Medical Group.

He finds it important to find time to volunteer, he has led and been involved in many volunteer events including national CPR training, mental health workshops, the Special Olympics and medical relief work in developing countries. This varied experience gives him the ability to provide a more holistic and patient centred approach to the care of his patients.

He sees medical technology and innovation as the solution to some of the gaps and inefficiencies in primary healthcare provision. He is passionate about using and assisting in the development of digital health to improve patient care. Dr Sufian Ali also writes for Talk Health and has contributed to the London Evening Standard, Yahoo Style and Irish Examiner among others.

GMC Number


Medical Experience

Portfolio General Practitioner – NHS England

Locum Portfolio General Practitioner – NHS Scotland

Medical Doctor – Raffles Medical Group

Training & Qualifications

MBChB, Msc

Specialisms and Areas of Interest

General Practice


COVID-19: A Calamity or A Blessing, Despair or Hope – Sufian Ali / Khaled Sultan

Comparison of Maddrey Discriminant Function, Child-Pugh Score and Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score in predicting 28-day mortality on admission in patients with acute hepatitis – S Ali / S Hussain / M Hair / A A Shah


Articles By This Author

Chest infection

Chest infections vary in severity – some clear up on their own while others can be life threatening. An early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of needing urgent medical attention. Find out what type of chest infection you have and get the right treatment today.


Laryngitis symptoms often get worse during the first 3 days but can usually be managed at home. In most cases, laryngitis is a temporary condition that goes away by itself within 1 to 2 weeks. Find out whether you have laryngitis and get the right treatment today

Ear Infection

Ear infections are very common in young children but you can still get an ear infection as an adult. The three main types of ear infection affect the three main parts of the ear: inner, middle, and outer. Find out what type of ear infection you may have and get the right treatment today.


Tinnitus is ringing, buzzing, or hissing in your ear(s) or in your head. These sounds may be intermittent or constant and can vary in volume.


We rely on our airways to carry air in and out of our lungs, but what happens if they don’t function properly? Asthma is a common cause – a chronic condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK, making it difficult for air to reach the lungs and causing uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous symptoms.


Women Experiencing UTIs symptoms
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common in women – some experts predict that around 50 to 60% of women will develop a UTI at least once in their lifetime.


Herpes affects more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 worldwide. It is estimated that roughly one in six people aged between 14 and 49 suffer from genital herpes.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease occurs following a bite from an infected tick and can drastically affect people’s lifestyles and daily activities when left untreated

Women warns how heart attack symptoms can be different for females in viral Twitter thread

A woman shared her heart attack symptoms on Twitter to spread awareness of how the symptoms can ‘feel different’ for women compared to men.

Start a new fitness cycle

Whether you’re pedalling outside or exercising indoors, riding a bike is a great way to stay in shape.

Head lice: what you need to know

Getting into the nitty-gritty of what head lice are, who they affect and how they are spread. My advice on how to best treat head lice and what you can do to lower your chances of getting them in the first place.

This is how men and women experience heart attacks differently

Unless you’ve experienced one firsthand, most of our knowledge of heart attacks comes from the movies.

A viral Twitter thread shows people suffer heart attack differently

A Twitter thread has gone viral showing how not everyone suffers from instantly recognisable chest pains.

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