Dr Deepshikha Thakur
Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
MBBS MD ( Paediatrics) MRCPCH PGDiploma in Neurdisability
"Spire Bushey enjoys an excellent reputation among patients and colleagues."
I am an experienced Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician with over 20 years' experience in Paediatrics. I am trained in assessment of all aspects of Neurodevelopment such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Delay, Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties and Sleep Problems related to these conditions.
In my NHS practise, I assess 10-15 patients for Neurodevelopmental conditions every week and perform 2-3 detailed specialist Autism Assessments per week.
I have accredited training in my area of specialty. These include: 3Di training, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2, Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Paediatric Epilepsy training Level 2 day 3 and 4, Griffiths Mental Development Scales Extended Revised, Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2 Day1 and 2, Southampton.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Deepshikha Thakur at Spire include:
I offer assessment of:
I also assess children and young people on Autism Spectrum for Pathological Demand Avoidant profile.
I assess children and young people under the age of 16 years.
Spire Bushey 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.
MBBS / Jabalpur, India / 1997
MBBS- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD (Paediatrics) / Chandigarh, India / 2001
Masters Degree in Paediatrics,
MRCPCH / London / 2004
MRCPCH –Member of Royal College of Paediatrics
I am chair of Hertfordshire Autism Interest Group. I am also chair of Special Education Needs and Disability interest Group in East of England. I am the Lead Doctor for Autism in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. I am the Chief Investigator of an NIHR approved Research Trial currently underway in Hertfordshire Community Trust in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire. I am also a board member of Hertfordshire All Age Autism Interest Group. I am the Designated Medical Officer for Specia
Consultant Community Paediatrician in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
Lead Doctor for Autism Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
Designated Medical Officer (DMO) Special Education Needs and Disability West Hertfordshire.
Clinical Appraisal Lead Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
Chief Investigator in Autism Research: Kaspar Trial.