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Dr Rajith de Silva

Dr Rajith de Silva

Consultant Neurologist
MD, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajith de Silva at Spire include:

Neurology at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Other treatments

Headache, neurogenetics, neurodegenerative diseases (including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia, neuro-obstetrics, alzheimer's disease and memory disorders

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Professional profile

Availability at Hartswood: Thursday morning and afternoon.

I'm pleased to offer private neurology care at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. I was appointed to the role of senior full time neurologist at Queen's Hospital, Romford, in 1998.

My training and experience up to that time had been in Scotland. Since my arrival in Essex, I have built up a busy clinical practice, and consider myself to be an experienced and approachable colleague. I am committed to the training of young neurologists and, in addition to my contributions in the UK, I host training at Queen's Hospital for neurologists from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Royal College of Physicians International Medical Graduate scheme.

In the field of headache I am developing more 'interventional' approaches for treatment, including injection treatment for chronic migraine and greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks for migraine and other headaches.

My research interests in neurogenetics and neurodegeneration (my MD was on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the National Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh), have led me into the field of ataxia, and I am involved in a number of projects to improve the care of patients with ataxia. I am the Medical Advisor for Ataxia (UK) and am on their Clinical Guidelines development group.

Clinical Interests

Neurology
Alzheimers disease
Headache
Memory disorders

Headache, Neurogenetics, Neurodegenerative diseases (including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia, Neuro-obstetrics.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Collegiate member, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Council Member for the Medical Genetics Section and Neurology Training Committee Member for the East Anglia Region
Specialist Certificate Examination in Neurology
Association of British Neurologists

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist, Essex Centre for Neurological Sciences, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I am married to a paediatrician and we have a young son. In my spare time, I run or jog for exercise, and enjoy eating out, travelling and visiting the theatre.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766

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