Neurospark Ltd. was set up in Edinburgh to provide private medical consultations and tests for a variety of nerve and muscle disorders. We strive to serve patients in a professional yet friendly manner, and are privileged to work with all referrers and major insurers.

Our lead clinician is Dr Fahad Shaikh who founded the company to fill an area of unmet need for private Neurophysiology provision in the South East of Scotland, and Edinburgh specifically.

Dr Shaikh is a full–time NHS Consultant and lead clinician at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology which is now based at the new DCN, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

He received his undergraduate medical training at the University of Glasgow. His postgraduate training took place in various major training centres in the UK and further afield. He received most of his training in the major Glasgow and London teaching hospitals. He received dual certificates of completion of training (CCT) in Clinical Neurophysiology and General Practice from the General Medical Council.

He took up his current Consultant post as sole clinician at the old “DCN” at the Western General Hospital in 2017 and has helped to expand and develop Neurophysiology services over a wide geographical area which covers the Lothians, Borders and Forth Valley. The DCN moved over to its new site at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh in 2020.

Through this rare combination of skills, knowledge and training he brings together a holistic approach to the patient and solid clinical acumen.

His main interests include neuromuscular diseases, nerve injuries and epilepsy. He has a specific clinical and research interest in motor neurone disease (MND).

He is kept busy with clinical practice, teaching and research. He is frequently called to deliver training courses for clinicians undergoing specialty training and final exams in Neurology, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Plastic Surgery.

He is a faculty member and RCSE course tutor for the Annual Edinburgh Hand Course which receives attendees from all over the world.

His active interest in research means he is involved with various local and international projects through the Anne Rowling Clinic at the University of Edinburgh.

He has recently taken up post as the Specialty Adviser to the Chief Medical Officer in Scotland for Clinical Neurophysiology.

He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Edinburgh.

He is married with four children and his hobbies include cycling, cooking, and exploring the outdoors.
He is lucky to work with highly skilled, competent and friendly staff who are good at their job and adept at putting patients at ease.

Dr Shaikh’s Qualifications & Training

  • BSc (Hons) Glasgow 2003
  • MBChB (Glasgow) 2005
  • MRCGP (UK) 2012
  • MRCP (UK) 2012
  • CCT in General Practice 2012
  • CCT in Clinical Neurophysiology 2017
  • FRCP (Edinburgh) 2019

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