Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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:


Other treatments

I offer assessment of:

  • Autism (all forms including Asperger's Syndrome and Autism in girls)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Developmental Delay/Early Developmental Impairment
  • Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Learning Difficulties/Intellectual Disability
  • Sleep problems related to above conditions.

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.

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

I specialise in assessment of complex autism and autism in girls and teenagers. I also have expertise in assessment of comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder particularly Pathological Demand Avoidant Profile.

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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 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

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Current NHS posts

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.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Janice Keating
Private secretary telephone 0748 653 1240
Private secretary email