Dr Rajesh Gupta
MBBS, MD, DCH, FRCPCH
I am a Senior Consultant Paediatrician with more than 20 years of experience in Paediatrics and have trained at leading teaching hospitals in the UK. Having achieved a certificate for specialist training I have been a Consultant Paediatrician since 2007. I am also a Fellow of the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health). My NHS practice is at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. I am a General Paediatrician with extensive experience in managing a wide variety of paediatric problems. I am happy to take referrals for all children from birth to 16 years of age.
I have a special interest in paediatric epilepsy and neurological disorders. I am the lead for paediatric epilepsy at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals and run a busy multidisciplinary service. I have previously been chair for the South East Thames Paediatrics Epilepsy group for three years to improve management of children with epilepsy in the region.
I specialise in the following paediatric treatments at The Spire Hospital:
Newborn and infants: Irritable babies, feeding difficulties,vomiting, milk allergy, colic, reflux, head shape and developmental concerns.
Gastro-intestinal: Abdominal pains, bowel problems, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease and food intolerances/allergies.
Respiratory: Chronic cough, recurrent infections, asthma, chest pains.
Cardiovascular: Chest pains, palpitations, breathlessness, heart murmur and collapse episodes.
Renal: Enuresis(bedwetting), recurrent urinary infections,vulovaginitis, haematuria, renal colic.
Skin: Eczema, rashes, skin infections/marks, dermatitis, urticaria. Joints Pains, swellings, limping,arthritis, growing pains, hypermobility.
Endocrine: Thyroid (over and underactive thyroid), Early or delayed puberty.
Epilepsy/Neurology: Fits/Faints/Funny turns, Headaches, Tics and Tourettes, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Movement and Developmental disorders.
I have a strong interest in teaching and training junior doctors and medical students and have been a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) tutor for KSS (Kent Surrey and Sussex deanery) paediatric trainees for eight years. I am the Undergraduate Tutor for medical students from Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' Hospitals and is actively involved with the MRCPCH (Membership of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health) clinical examination of Paediatric trainees. To add to that, I am the founding director for The Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH Clinical Courses (www.mrcpchcourses.co.uk) a course popular with candidates from all over the UK and oversees with high success rates.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajesh Gupta at Spire include:
Spire Tunbridge Wells 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 / Delhi University, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD / Delhi University, India. / 1998
Doctor of Medicine
DCH / UK / 2001
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.
FRCPCH / UK / 2008
Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.
Southeast Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Chair of the South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group (SETPEG)
Co-Director for the Tunbridge Wells MRCPCH Clinical Courses
Director of undergraduate medical education for medical students from Kings College London
I have participated in a number of research projects and multicentre randomised control trials. Following is the list of my publications:
Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospitals
In my spare time I like spending time with my family. I also enjoy badminton, general fitness and some DIY.