Dr James Rakshi

Consultant Neurologist

MB, ChB, MD, FRCP


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Dr Rakshi is a general neurologist whose experience covers the complete range of acute and chronic neurological disorders. He has a genuine interest in the broad spectrum of neurological conditions and is often referred complex challenging cases.

He graduated from Aberdeen University, Scotland where he first developed an interest in Neurology. He developed a particular interest in brain scanning (MRI and PET) at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where, the first whole body MRI scanner in the world was built.

Dr Rakshi has trained widely in General medicine for 4 years at both District General Hospitals and London Teaching hospitals before embarking on a career in Neurology. Following on from his interest in functional brain imaging, he undertook four years of research at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cyclotron unit, Hammersmith Hospital where he studied the progression of Parkinson’s disease with PET imaging and whether drug therapy could slow down the progression. He then undertook his clinical neurology training at Atkinson Morley and St George’s Hospitals, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Middlesex and University College Hospitals and National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.

As part of his neurology training, Dr Rakshi also undertook clinics and ward referrals at the following District General Hospitals (DGHs): Ealing, Hillingdon, Northwick Park, Wexham Park, Mayday, Epsom, St Helier’s, Edgware and Barnet hospitals. Through this wide general and neurological experience, he has gained particular experience in neurological complications of general medical conditions.

Dr Rakshi has also gained particular experience and expertise in Neuro-rehabilitation covering Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head injury and functional disorders having worked in several units and having been in charge of running his own unit. He is currently planning to set up a Parkinson’s disease Neuro-rehabilitation unit.

Dr Rakshi has participated in research trials and published on a number of different neurological conditions. He was a member of the Brain Tumour working party for the referral Guidelines Steering Group for Central and North London representing DGH neurologists.

In 2012, Dr Rakshi was made an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London.He has been involved in teaching and training through out his career at all levels. He has taught and presented, locally, nationally and internationally to Neurologists, Specialist Physicians, GPs, Medical Students, Junior Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Pharmacists as well as Patient Groups. He has just completed a co-authored chapter on General Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists to be published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Sept 2012. He is currently planning to write a textbook on Neurology for Physicians. He was made an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital in 2005.

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Clinical interests

Neurology
Alzheimers disease
Epilepsy
Headache
Memory disorders
Movement disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Strokes

Special Clinical Interest: All aspects of headache; Fits; Faints; Funny turns and dizzy spells; Parkinson's disease and abnormal movements; Stroke; Memory impairment; Lower back and neck problems and sensory symptoms of numbness; Tingling and pain: Peripheral nerve problems and neurological complications of general medical conditions. Also undertakes medico-legal work.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

Association of British Neurologists

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine

World Federation of Neurology

European Federation of Neurological Sciences

American Academy of Neurology

Movement Disorder Society

British Association of the Study of Headache

National Epilepsy Society UK

Royal Society of Medicine

The Medico-Legal Society

Current NHS posts

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square.

Honorary Senior Lecturer University College Hospital.

Personal profile

Dr Rakshi loves travelling whether it is within the UK or to far-flung places, which he tries to combine with wildlife and landscape photography whenever he can. He is an avid Chelsea fan, and tries to go to as many games as possible. He enjoys sports but particularly swimming.

Contact information

Telephone 0208 901 5555
Private secretary Mel Marlow
Private secretary telephone 0208 950 0534
Private secretary email melanie.marlow994@gmail.com