Dr Rajith De Silva

Qualifications

MD (Ed), FRCP (Lon)

GMC number: 3264531

Practicing since: 1987

Specialties

Neurology

Consultation times

  • Mondays 14:30-16:00
  • Overview

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About

Dr Rajith DeSilva is a Consultant Neurologist at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital. His specialities include headache, neurogenetics, neurodegenerative diseases (including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia, neuro-obstetrics, alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders and Neuralgia.

Dr DeSilva was appointed to the role of senior full time neurologist at Queen's Hospital, Romford, in 1998. His training and experience up to that time had been in Scotland. Since his arrival in Essex, he has built up a busy clinical practice, and considers himself to be an experienced and approachable colleague.

Dr DeSilva is committed to the training of young neurologists and, in addition to his contributions in the UK, he hosts training at Queen's Hospital for neurologists from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Royal College of Physicians International Medical Graduate scheme.

In the field of headache Dr DeSilva is developing more 'interventional' approaches for treatment, including injection treatment for chronic migraine and greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks for migraine and other headaches.

Special interests

This includes:

  • Headaches
  • Ataxia
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuro-obstetrics

Other interests

Theatre, opera, running. "Crisis" medical volunteer.

Locations Dr Rajith De Silva works with

Related experience

Research

Dr DeSilva’s research interests in neurogenetics and neurodegeneration (his MD was on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the National Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh), have led him into the field of ataxia, and he is involved in a number of projects to improve the care of patients with ataxia. He is the Medical Advisor for Ataxia (UK) and is on their Clinical Guidelines development group.

Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association of British Neurologists
  • British Medical Association

Other post held

  • Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Director for Neurosciences, Barking Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Rajith De Silva works with

Dr Rajith De Silva works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Declaration

Dr Rajith De Silva does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Rajith De Silva does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Rajith De Silva does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.