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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Dr Milica Mavra is a Consultant Neurologist now practising at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guilford and at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (Surrey). Having qualified in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, her postgraduate training resulted in MSc and PhD in Multiple Sclerosis with research performed in Sweden. Dr Mavra was a Clinical and Research Fellow for five years at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London with Professors I. McDonald and E. J. Thompson. She worked as an Associate Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine in Belgrade and was Head of Neurology and Associate Professor of Neurology at Kuwait Faculty of Medicine. Since 1999, Dr Mavra has been working in the UK as a Consultant Neurologist, and for ten years held a full-time post at Southend University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, until February 2012. Dr Mavra was awarded two Clinical Excellence Awards, and a Special Staff Achievement Award for developing the Rapid Access Epilepsy Clinic at Southend University Hospital. She has carried out extensive research, and has 77 publications and seven published audits. She now works as an independent practitioner and is a recognized medico-legal expert. In 2016, she attended the Medico-Legal Expert Witness Course and received a Certificate of Advanced Training.
Areas of interest
Headache; Neurological Diseases in the Elderly; Fits, Faints and Epilepsy; Parkinson's disease; Weakness in the limbs; Tingling; Numbness; Pain in parts of the body; Balance problems.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Since 1999, Dr Mavra has been working in the UK as a Consultant Neurologist, and for ten years held a full-time post at Southend University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.
Dr Mavra was awarded two Clinical Excellence Awards and a special Staff Achievement Award for developing the Rapid Access Epilepsy Clinic at
Southend University Hospital, which was the first clinic of its kind in the South Region of the NHS to include special care of epilepsy in pregnancy. She left NHS in 2012.
Dr Mavra has carried out extensive research and took part in multicentre UK studies on Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease. She was Principal Investigator at Southend site in the UK national study on use of cannabis in multiple sclerosis.
Walking, cooking, travelling; theatre and concerts.
Learning foreign languages.
Dr Mavra was awarded two Clinical Excellence Awards during her work as a Consultant Neurologist at Southend University Hospital.
She was awarded a special Staff Achievement Award for developing the Rapid Access Epilepsy Clinic at Southend Hospital in 2009, which was the first clinic of its kind in the South Eastern region of the NHS to include special care of epilepsy in pregnancy.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Serbian - Native or bilingual
- Spanish - Conversational
- French - Basic
Total 77 and 7 published audits:
Mavra M, Thompson EJ, Nikolic J et al: The occurence of oligoclonal IgG in tears from patients with multiple sclerosis and systemic immune disorders. Neurology 1990; 40: 1259-1262
Verse K, Shah S, Mavra M: Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease: early signs and pre-mortem diagnosis. Reminder of important clinical lessons. British Medical Journal (BMJ Case Reports), December 2009.
Courses offered to GPs
'Clinical symptoms and signs in the diagnosis of neurological diseases' - held for GPs in Surrey and organized by BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital.
'Parkinson's Disease and case presentation'-
'The pharmacological treatment of epilepsy' -
organized by the Spire Wellesley Hospital in Sothend on Sea.
More talks on epilepsy in Essex and Surrey.
- Consultant Neurologist UK GMC 1999
- Dr M.Mavra, MSc University of Belgrade, School of Medicine 1978
- Dr M.Mavra, PhD University of Belgrade&Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 1980
- Dr M.Mavra, Associate Professor of Neurology and Head of Neurology Kuwait University 1992
- Dr M.Mavra, Clinical and Research Fellow Institute of Neurology&National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK for five years 1987
Reference number 4657767
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Register- Consultant Neurologist, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Association of British Neurologists
General Medical Council
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Milica Mavra
T. 01737 221 721