Dr Jayeshkumar Patel
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
BSc DCH MD MRCP FRCPCH
"I really enjoy working at Spire Bristol Hospital as it has excellent staff committed to providing a first class state of the art personalised service in a wonderful location."
I have been a consultant paediatric neurologist for over 17 years and trained at prestigious institutions in the UK including 3 years of post-graduate research. I am a full time clinician working mainly within a very busy NHS unit in Bristol, but I have also have a busy medico-legal and private practice. I am involved in outpatient work but am also on-call on a regular basis for inpatient work including looking after the illest children in the South-West region including those on paediatric intensive care. I am therefore experienced in looking after the whole range of paediatric neurological disorders both common and uncommon.
I specialise in general paediatric neurology with specific interest in epilepsy, headaches and migraine, movement disorders including tics and Tourette syndrome, fits, faints and funny turns, weakness and unexplained intermittent symptoms.
I have also been providing regular medico-legal reports on high value cerebral palsy and other brain injury cases on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants for the High Court of Justice over the last 17 years.
In my NHS practice I am one of the senior consultants within my group with a very busy clinical service. I frequently provide advice to regional and national colleagues on the management of children with difficult neurological problems especially epilepsy.
I am the Medical Lead for epilepsy surgery in Bristol.I have extensive training in paediatrics and paediatric neurology allowing me to diagnose conditions that may appear on the surface to be neurological in origin, as well as those that are clearly neurological in origin.
In addition to my clinical work I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol involved with clinical teaching and examination of medical students. I teach and host national epilepsy courses aimed at education of professionals at all levels from junior doctor and nurses to other paediatric neurologists from all over the world.
Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 1996
DCH / Royal College Physicians / 1989
MBBS / St George's Hospital / 1987
University of London
MD / Hammersmith Hospital / 2000
University of London
FRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health / 2005
Neurology Lead, Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service, Bristol
Former Executive Board Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association
Examiner and former host examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health