Speciality paediatric clinics run by Whittington consultants

The specialist paediatric clinics run by Whittington consultants include:
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Endocrine
Rheumatology
Thalassaemia

Allergy

Consultant: Neeta Patel

The clinic runs four times per week and is run by a multi-disciplinary team including a paediatric dietician and an allergy nurse. This allows children with suspected allergies to be assessed, tested and have a dietary review, where needed, during the first appointment.

Asthma

Consultant: Mervyn Jaswon

This clinic runs monthly with Dr Jaswon and an asthma nurse specialist. Investigations may include lung function tests and allergy testing. Children seen in this clinic are those with complicated asthma. An example is children requiring high dose maintenance steroids and long acting beta 2 agonists.

Behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders

Consultant: Dr Tony Wheeler and Dr Nicole Horwitz

These clinics are weekly.

Dermatology

Consultant: Natasha Kapur

This clinic is weekly.

Diabetes

Consultant: Joseph Raine
Nurse Specialist: Roma Romano-Morgan

This is a multi-disciplinary clinic with a specialist diabetes nurse and a dietitian. In addition, quarterly transitional care diabetes clinic are held for teenagers with adult diabetologists to aid their transition to adult care.

Endocrine

Consultant: Joseph Raine

This clinic is held monthly and deals with children with growth disorders, pubertal disorders and thyroid problems.

Endocrine/adolescent endocrine

Consultant: Joseph Raine / Michaela Rossi

This clinic is held monthly and focuses on adolescent endocrine disorders.

Enuresis

Consultant: Mervyn Jaswon

This clinic is held once a month with an enuresis nurse. Bladder scanning and enuresis alarms are given, where appropriate.

Epilepsy

Consultant: Dr Kerry Robinson, Consultant Paediatrician and Dr Katarina Harris, Consultant Community Paediatrician. 

Children with epilepsy are seen in this clinic.

General paediatrics

Consultant: All consultants

This clinic deals with conditions such as uncomplicated asthma, growth concerns, failure to thrive, constipation, headaches, abdominal pain etc.

Oncology

Consultant: Heather Mackinnon
Nurse specialist: Wendy King

This clinic runs weekly on Thursday mornings and is run by a multidisciplinary team with a clinical nurse specialist and a child psychotherapist.

Rheumatology

Consultant: Dr Heather Mackinnon / Dr Jenny Worrall- Consultant Rheumatologist

This clinic runs monthly and is mainly filled by GP referrals.

Sickle cell

Consultant: Andrew Robins / Bernard Davies / Norman Parker
Nurse specialist: Edith Aimiuwu

This is a weekly clinic held every Monday morning, for children with a major sickling haemoglobinopathy (HbSS or HbSC). It is multidisciplinary with paediatric, haematology, clinical psychology and specialist nurse input. Inpatient management is also overseen by the same team.


Thalassaemia

Consultant: Andrew Robins / Farrukh Shah
Nurse specialist: Edith Aimiuwu

This evening clinic is held three monthly for children with beta thalassaemia major and other thalassaemias, with paediatric , haematology and specialist nurse input. National standards have been set and are closely adhered to. Routine transfusion and chelation therapy is overseen by the same team.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's)

Consultant: Mervyn Jaswon

This clinic is held once every six weeks. It is a one-stop clinic for UTI's with necessary investigations, e.g. renal USS, being performed during the appointment.

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