Dr Rajiv Singh

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Medicine

MA(Cantab) MBChB(Edin) FRCP

Year qualified:1992

Personal profile

Rajiv Singh is a leading physician in Rehabilitation Medicine. This is the science of restoring function to individuals after injury such as stroke, brain/head injury, cerebral palsy, trauma and other neurological disorders that cause disability. His practice encompasses all aspects of Rehabilitation with particular interests in Brain Injury and trauma management and other neurological conditions with disability such as stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. He has considerable expertise in these and other conditions, including the management of spasticity (with botulinum toxin), complex pain syndromes and amputees. He also has considerable experience in guiding return to work and driving assessments after injury. He has been instructed by most of the leading personal injury law firms, and given evidence in court, including in Court of Protection proceedings.

Dr Singh has a strong research and teaching background with extensive publications. He has lectured widely at meetings including World Congress, International Brain Injury Association, European Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published some of the largest ever studies on brain injury outcome which help to guide the best treatment.

He is National Training Programme Director for UK trainees and the UK member of the European Executive Committee for Rehabilitation Medicine. He has written part of the European Guidelines and the Trainee Manual. He has also won several prizes for his work including the Philip Nichols Prize and George Murdoch Award.

Training
Dr Singh studied Medicine at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and subsequently trained in Edinburgh and London (UCLH and Royal Free) Teaching Hospitals in General Medicine and Diabetes/Endocrinology.  These medical skills are vital in everyday patient management.  He then chose to specialise in neurological and physical rehabilitation, training in Edinburgh at one of the foremost research and training centres for Rehabilitation Medicine in the UK. He won the Myre-Sim Bursary to complete part of his training at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2010.   

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Professional Memberships

  • BMA
  • BSRM (British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine)
  • UEMS (European Union Medical Specialists-UK Delegate)
  • IBIA (international Brain Injury Association)
  • WFNR (World Federation for Neurorehabilitation)


Clinical Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Long Term Neurological Conditions e.g. stroke, CP, Multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity Management including botulinum toxin
  • Medicolegal assessment including driving and return to work

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and clinical lead for brain injury, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Sheffield

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