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Dr Shilpa Selvan
BSc, MRCP, MRCP (Rheumatology), PGCME
Rheumatology
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About

Dr Shilpa Selvan is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS trust. 

Dr Selvan graduated from Royal Free and University College London Medical School, and also undertook an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology (2003). She undertook her specialist rheumatology training in the Oxford Deanery, and gained her CCT qualifications in both Rheumatology and General Medicine in 2015. She has a vast range of experience in managing general rheumatological problems including Osteoporosis, Gout, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Connective Tissue Disease, Soft Tissue Rheumatology, Back Pain and Fibromyalgia.

Dr Selvan has a keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, and is the Undergraduate Lead for Medical Education at Basildon Hospital. She is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the undergraduate medical education as directed by University College London medical School and has led the organisation and delivery of the final MBBS clinical examinations locally. She is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London.  

Her further training includes the Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (Royal College of Physicians & University College London, 2013).

Dr Selvan's research interests are early inflammatory arthritis, and osteoporosis. She has published in several peer review journals, and has presented at both national and international rheumatology conferences. 

Website: www.selvanrheumatology.com 

If you would like to be seen by Dr Selvan, please could you obtain a referral letter from your GP. Unfortunately, Dr Selvan will not be able to see you in clinic without one.

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Special Interests

  • Inflammatory arthritis (Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Connective tissue diseases (Sjogrens syndrome, SLE)
  • Vasculitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Soft tissue problems
  • Back pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder problems

Education

Primary Qualification

MBBS University College London 2005


Specialist Register entry date
General (internal) medicine From 14 Sep 2015
Rheumatology From 14 Sep 2015

Other Qualifications 

BSc Pharmacology -  University College London 2003
MRCP  - Royal College of Physicians 2007
Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education  - University College London/ Royal College of Physicians 2014

Memberships
British Society of Rheumatology
Royal College of Physicians
British Medical Association
Essex Rheumatology Association


Website: www.selvanrheumatology.com

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-09-2018
Friendly doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-09-2018
Dr Shilpa was very thorough and detailed. She took a second opinion for my Ankylosing Spondylitis and had a gene test done as well. She was prompt in sending the diagnosis to my GP too.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-09-2018
Dr Selvan was very helpful and understanding of my problem

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-09-2018
I think that Dr Selvan was extremely thorough in her tests and took every thing I said on board to come up with a diagnosis. The only thing that let it down was the lack of clear diagnosis as the end just a referral to a Physio

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-09-2018
friendly and polite service

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-08-2018
Pleasant, professional, thorough and timely, highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-08-2018
Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Made me feel well informed and comfortable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-07-2018
Dr Selvan was really helpful, took the time to listen and understand, and clearly cared about my problem.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2018
Dr Selvan afforded me all the appropriate time, examined me thoroughly and dealt with my pain immediately - she then organised thorough blood tests that were not offered at my local GP ( just basic ones) and has discussed at length my options - my conditions were very painful and she has brought relief and a diagnosis which may have taken 6 months to achieve on the National Health Service - She is kind and thoroughly approachable - I recommend this lady if you are having joint problems and have a busy life and don't want to wait to be referred when you are in extreme pain. Fantastic people skills and sorts out your symptoms quickly - I give her an excellent rating.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2018
Dr Selvan is very professional and caring. She provides valuable advice and takes time to explain clearly what needs to be done. She is very supportive and helpful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-06-2018
Very good service

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-06-2018
I am grateful to Dr Selvan for her taking her time to listen to me during my consultation. She was professional and empathic towards me. She discussed the plan of care and ensured I had good understanding of my condition before I left.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-05-2018
Dr Selvan had a warm friendly style that put me at ease. I thought she conducted a thorough investigation into my condition.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-05-2018
Dr Selvan had a warm friendly style that put me at ease. I thought she conducted a thorough investigation into my condition.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
Dr Selvan listened to me and explained everything clearly. I found her to be empathetic and competent. I was copied in to the GP write up letter, which was sent out quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to seek medical advice from Dr Selvan again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-04-2018
Dr Selvan is very helpful and knowledgeable. She put me at ease from the very beginning. I would not hesitate in recommending her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-04-2018
extremely knowledgeable and cured me on first visit

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-04-2018
Dr Selvan has really helped me back to better health with her understanding of my particular type of arthritis and the medication she prescribed has made all the difference. She has a very pleasant and professional manner and I would recommend Dr Selvan quite happily to anyone seeking advice/ treatment relating to rheumatology.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-04-2018
Dr Selvan is a kind, through, professional and I would recommend her to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-04-2018
Very professional and accommodating, talked me through each stage so I understood fully, what was going on/ the next stage was. A lovely woman all round.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-04-2018
Very nice. Calming, reassuring, definiative diagnosis on my first visit. Very pleased with the outcome. Would go back and highly recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-04-2018
Both my Husband and I found Dr.​ Selvan not only knowledgeable but most important extremely understanding and helpful during this worrying period. I have great faith in her and would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone in need of her services.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-02-2018
First meeting with Dr Selvan was absolutely great. She listened and put action plan together for me straight away.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-01-2018
Dr Selvan was very understanding, thorough, and was able to identify the next reasonable steps to confirm a diagnosis. I am very grateful for the time spent with her, and have no hesitation in recommending her as a confident and capable consultant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-01-2018
Very pleased ,

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-11-2017
Very professional have received excellent care

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-11-2017
Very understanding diagnosed my problem straight away very nice woman.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
she understood what the problem was and reassured us. explained what has caused the problem and what to do next

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-08-2017
Dr Selvan was very informative listened to all that I told her and sent me for the relevant tests. Treatment was excellent. A very nice doctor whose details I shall keep on record in the event my symptoms return. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-08-2017
Dr Selvan is a very helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. She helped massively with my condition by giving fantastic advice and guidance. Thanks to Dr Selvan I am now able to move forward with my life and address the issues surrounding my condition confidently. I am greatful for all she has done for me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-08-2017
Dr Selvan is a knowledgeable, sympathetic and empathetic practitioner who gave me confidence, reassurance and pain relief. She even took the time to ring me personally to check how I was getting on which was greatly appreciated. Having seen several other medical advisers and not had a satisfactory outcome to my knee problem and growing disability, her involvement meant a speedy referral to a total knee replacement operation instead of physiotherapy etc which would have meant me waiting many more months of suffering (I had already lost six months while the outcome was investigated unsuccessfully). I can't recommend her highly enough and she is a credit to the profession. As sole carer to my elderly husband who has a terminal illness, she understood my frantic efforts to regain health so he was not forced to try and care for both of us. Thanks you Dr Selvan!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-08-2017
I first met Dr Selvan, when I had an episode of acute pain and severe swelling of several joints of my hands over the Christmas period of 2015. I managed to arrange an appointment as a private patient at the Nuffield Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. After being examined by Dr Selvan, I had numerous investigative tests, when problems I had were diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. After the initial appointment as a private patient, I am now being treated by Dr Selvan in the NHS system. She is very friendly, polite and very professional in the way I have been treated by her. From the initial visit and subsequent visits to her clinic, everything has been thoroughly discussed and explained. Overall I am extremely happy with the treatment I have received from Dr Selvan and would not hesitate in recommending her to others who would need her expertise.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
Dr Selvan injected my thumb which had been painfull for quite some time. I am very nervous of needles Dr Selvan was so nice and chatted to me and before I knew it she had finished. I did not feel a thing. I have not had the same pain in my thumb since.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
I found Dr Selvan very helpful, from my first diagnosis she always explained what was happening with my condition the side effects of the medication . All in all I am very happy with how I have been looked after. Long may it continue.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2017
Very caring and methodical in her approach. Puts you at ease from the get go. She explores all relevant angles to get to the cure

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