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Dr Deepshikha Thakur

Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
MBBS MD ( Paediatrics) MRCPCH PGDiploma in Neurdisability

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Deepshikha Thakur at Spire include:

Paediatrics

Other treatments

I am a neurodevelopmental paediatrician with expertise in assessment of all forms of autism and other developmental conditions like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), developmental delay, dyspraxia, learning difficulties and sleep problems related to above conditions. I also provide second opinions on these conditions.​ I assess children and young people under the age of 16 years.

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Professional profile

I am an experienced Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician with an experience of over 20 years in paediatrics. I specialise in assessment of autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developmental delay, dyspraxia, learning difficulties and other aspects of neurodisability and developmental paediatrics.

I specialise in assessment of complex autism and autism in girls and teenagers. I also have expertise in assessment of comorbidities in autsim spectrum disorder.

To date I would have assessed close to 700 new patients for autism and undertaken close to 400 specialist assessments of autism in my 8.5 years as a consultant neurodevelopmental paediatrician.

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 also a board member of Hertfordshire All Age Autism Interest Group. I am the Designated Medical Officer for special education needs and disability in west Hertfordshire.

In addition to my clinical work, I am the Chief Investigator of an NIHER approved research trial currently underway in Hertfordshire Community Trust in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire.

I have accredited training in my area of specialty. These include: 3Di training London July 2017; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (2) May 2014; Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised June 2014; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule August 2010; Paediatric epilepsy training Level 2 day 3 and 4, Bristol, June 2009; Griffiths Mental Development Scales Extended Revised, London, October 2008; Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2 Day1 and 2, Southampton, October 2008

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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional leadership

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 NIHER 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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Community Paedaitrician in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Lead doctor for Autism, DMO West Hertfordshire, Clinical Appraisal lead HCT, Chief Investigator in Autism Research

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Private contact details

Website https://www.autismdoctor.co.uk/
Private secretary Janice Keating
Private secretary telephone 0748 653 1240
Private secretary email jan.keating@nhs.net