Current NHS Practice
I am a Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Allergy and Infectious Disease at Birmingham City Hospital where I have developed the Paediatric Allergy Service, which was recognized as the most improved service at the Trust (see achievements). It is the only multi-disciplinary paediatric allergy clinic in the West Midlands where a nurse, dietician, immunologist and paediatrician have a joint clinic. As a result of my clinical work and influence over regional care, I have just been certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European Paediatric Allergist. This prestigious title is something that only 15 other doctors in the UK hold.
I have also developed a Paediatric Infectious Disease clinic where children with unusual infections as well as susceptilbility to infections are seen. I also run a general paediatric clinic where children with all manner of childhood problems are referred for an opinion as well as perform acute takes on the ward seeing children with acute medical problems.
I trained as an APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) course director, approved by the Advanced Life Support Group, and set up the APLS course at Birmingham City Hospital which trains doctors on the recognition and emergency management of children with life threatening emergencies.
I am an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Birmingham and am the Deputy Head of Academy and 5th year Medical Student Lead at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, responsible for the training and testing of medical students in acute emergencies. I was previously the the Training Programme Director for junior paediatric training in the West Midlands, responsible for the education of 120 paediatric doctors in the region.
In my role as Vice Chair on the examinations committee for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) I am responsible for setting both national and international examinations in paediatrics.
“We want peace of mind that our child is healthy, happy and able to achieve their best.”