Dr Nivedita Bajaj

Consultant Paediatrics

FRCPCH, Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability, CCST Paediatrics, RCPCH, MRCPCH, MD, MBBS

Year qualified:1988

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Bajaj completed her post graduate training from the London Deanery. She accomplished her higher specialist training working at Young Epilepsy, Royal National Hospital of Orthopaedics, and Great Ormond Street Hospital (honorary contract).

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) grants membership following completion of the post graduate exam. The fellowship is the pinnacle of RCPCH membership, the highest honour, rewarded on the basis of merit.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability complements the RCPCH paediatric neurodisability level 3 programme, and provides a framework to deliver effective care for children and young people with disabilities.

Currently she is a Consultant Community Paediatrician working within the NHS, currently employed by the East and North Herts NHS Trust, and leads the clinical autism service in her trust.

Additionally, Dr Bajaj is registered with the GMC, is a member and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a BACCH (British Association of Community Child Health) regional coordinator for East Anglia. She is an executive member of the George Still Forum for ADHD.

Further to this, Dr Bajaj has extensive experience in the assessment and management of a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions and neurodisabilities.

Moreover, she is a certified user of the Griffith’s Developmental Assessment, 3Di and ADOS assessments for Autism.

Dr Bajaj has presented posters nationally and internationally, regularly carried out teaching on a national level in the George Still Forum’s Master Class for ADHD, departmental teachings, and GP trainees’ study days. She is additionally an Educational Supervisor to trainee (junior) doctors. She also has a keen interest in research and has participated in European and National research projects in the areas of ADHD, Autism (as principal investigator) and neurodisability.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health,
  • British Association of Community Child Health
  • George Still Forum (Executive committee member)
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests

Dr Bajaj provides multidisciplinary assessments, where needed, and holistic management or care plans, working together with children/young people, parents and carers.

Dr Bajaj’s special interests includes:

  • Autism (multidisciplinary assessment)
  • ADHD (assessment and management)
  • Developmental assessment (Griffiths)
  • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) assessment
  • Complex neurodisabilities including cerebral palsy
  • Learning difficulties
  • Epilepsy

In addition, Dr Bajaj offers advice on general paediatric issues associated with the above problems such as constipation, weight gain issues etc.

Dr Bajaj works closely with a highly experienced speech and language therapist (SALT), who not only assesses and manages speech and language difficulties but also feeding and behavioural management and sleep interventions in complex neurodevelopmental disorders.

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