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Dr Rajesh Balu

Consultant Paediatrician

I have a broad clinical experience obtained from wide ranging paediatric training rotations in PICU, haematology, oncology, neurology, neurodisability, tertiary neonatology and community paediatrics, apart from general paediatrics.

My current practice includes a balance of full time hospital (acute) paediatric work and general paediatric clinics at UHND. I see a wide range of general paediatric and neurological problems including fits, faints and funny turns, abnormal gait, epilepsy and headaches in the hospital setting.

I undertake neurodevelopmental clinics as part of community paediatric team at Chester-le-Street Community Hospital. The clinic includes a wide range of disorders including complex health needs, syndromes, cerebral palsy, neuro-disability and developmental assessments. I have an interest in epilepsy manifesting acutely or as part of complex conditions. I am currently pursuing a masters qualification in paediatric neurodisability.

I have remained active in management duties, taking on additional roles as postgraduate tutor for RCPCH to oversee the paediatric training provided by CDDFT to foundation doctors, GP trainees and paediatric postgraduate trainees.

  • Department: Paediatrics
  • Speciality: Paediatrics
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Neurology, epilepsy, neurodisability, child development.
  • Secretary: Tracey Dryden
  • Training: Undergraduate medical and postgraduate paediatric training, initially from India. Further postgraduate training in general paediatrics, including core specialist training in Yorkshire, followed by sub-speciality training in paediatric neurodisability in the Northern Deanery.
  • Qualifications: MBBS DCH MRCPCH
  • Date added to the specialist register: 31 August 2012
  • Training role: Paediatric Tutor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Dr Rajesh Balu

Contact Information

Address: University Hospital of North Durham , Durham Road , Durham , DH1 5TW

Tel: Switchboard 0191 333 2333 or direct line 0191 387 6355

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital