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Consultants

Jo Anderson                           

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have worked for the Trust since 2014.

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Jackie Buck

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

As a Consultant paediatrician, I work in general paediatrics on the ward and in clinics with a wide range of patients. I work on the Neonatal Unit and have regular baby clinics. My special interests are paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. A range of specialist endocrine investigations can be carried out and I see and follow up a number of endocrine patients. Ipswich Hospital's Paediatric Diabetes team has recently expanded with increased funding.

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Nicola Cackett - ESNEFT - Paediatrics
Nicola Cackett - ESNEFT - Paediatrics

Nicola Cackett                            

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

My role is a General Paediatrician with interest in paediatric diabetes. I have worked at Colchester Hospital for 14 years in this role. I gained my medical degree from Cambridge University and came to Colchester after completing North East Thames Speciality Training in Paediatrics.

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Jonathan Campbell          

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I trained in London, where I was fortunate to gain experience in a variety of hospitals. I then transferred to East of England for the final two years of my training. I work at Colchester for my final registrar year, and then was appointed as a Consultant in 2015. As well as my clinical work I have interests in medical education, simulation and teach NLS and APLS.

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Elena Cattaneo - ESNEFT - Paediatrics
Elena Cattaneo - ESNEFT - Paediatrics

Elena Cattaneo                             

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have worked at the Trust since 2016.

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Srinivas Chavakula

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Pravin Desai - IHT - Paediatrics
Pravin Desai - IHT - Paediatrics

Pravin Desai

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Kalyaan Devarajan  - ESNEFT - Paediatrics
Kalyaan Devarajan  - ESNEFT - Paediatrics

Kalyaan Devarajan            

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I joined the Trust in December 2013.

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Debbie Fernando - IHT - Paediatrics
Debbie Fernando - IHT - Paediatrics

Debbie Fernando

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I am a Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric oncology.

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Lauren Filby - IHT - Paediatrics
Lauren Filby - IHT - Paediatrics

Lauren Filby

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I was appointed in 2014 and I am the Lead for the Paediatric Assessment Unit and emergency paediatrics, with specialist interest in High Dependency Care, but also cover general paediatrics and neonates. I trained in London and Eastern England.

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Matthew James

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I have worked at Ipswich since April 2001. I am a Neonatal life support and European paediatric life support instructor. I have been Neonatal clinical lead since 2005.  I work in general paediatrics, specialising in neonatal medicine, haematology including sickle cell, thalassaemia and hereditary spherocytosis.  I also support patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Nik Mahmood

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have worked at the Trust since December 2017. I previously worked in the Royal United Hospitals, Bath. I graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine with MBBCh. I received paediatric training from the Wessex Deanery (first 3 years) and then Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery.

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Anna McDonald

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Angeliki Menounou - ESNEFT - Paediatrics
Angeliki Menounou - ESNEFT - Paediatrics

Angeliki Menounou            

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I am Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in epilepsy. I have completed my post-graduate training in the East of England Deanery. During my training I have worked at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Addenbrookes Hospital in the Paediatric Neurology Department. I have also worked as a fellow at GOSH Neurology Department for 6 months. I have been working at Colchester since October 2013. The epilepsy service consists of two Consultant paediatricians and three specialist nurses. We have established transition clinics to adult services and close links with the Paediatric Neurology team at Addenbrookes (outreach clinics) and Great Ormond Street Hospital. The team is part of the Eastern Paediatric Epilepsy Network.

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Kamani Moodley

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Kevin O'Neill - IHT - Paediatrics
Kevin O'Neill - IHT - Paediatrics

Kevin O’Neill

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I am the clinical director for Child Health at Ipswich Hospital and also the named doctor for Safeguarding Children.

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Prathiba Pai

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Saadia Rao - ESNEFT - Paediatrics
Saadia Rao - ESNEFT - Paediatrics

Saadia Kamran Rao                  

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I joined the Trust in 2017, and work in Neonates and general paediatrics. I trained in hospitals across the East of England.

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Shiv Shanker

Children’s orthopaedics

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Southend Hospital

I am a orthopaedic consultant specialising in children’s conditions.

 

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Rajeev M Shinkar

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have worked for the Trust since 2012. I cover all general and acute paediatric illnesses, but specialise in Diabetes and allergies. I trained in East Anglia. I am the Medical Advisor to North and Mid Essex Adoption Panel.

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Dr Bhupinder Singh Sihra - Colchester Hospital paediatrics
Dr Bhupinder Singh Sihra - Colchester Hospital paediatrics

Bhupinder Singh Sihra

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I have worked at Colchester Hospital since 1999.

From 2000-2016 I was an honorary consultant in paediatric allergy at Evelina Children’s Hospital

I specialise in the following conditions in children: asthma; Cystic Fibrosis; other paediatric respiratory conditions (e.g. bronchiectasis, TB); primary immunodeficiency; difficult asthma; allergic disorders (including anaphylaxis); chronic urticaria.

I qualified from the University of Southampton Medical School in 1984 and have worked in paediatrics at several London teaching hospitals, including Royal Brompton, St George’s, St Thomas’s, Guys and King’s.

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Angela Tillett

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have worked as a Consultant Paediatrician in Children’s services since September 2001. I trained as a paediatrician at Addenbrookes, Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals as well as at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Guys Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital. I work on the Children’s ward and neonatal unit with clinics in General Paediatrics, Oncology and Cardiology.

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Andrea Turner
Andrea Turner

Andrea Turner                             

Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University in 1990 and completed my paediatric and paediatric nephrology training in South Thames (Guy’s and Lewisham Hospitals as well as some time as a junior doctor in Colchester). I have worked as a Consultant paediatrician in Colchester since 2004. My outpatient clinics include general paediatrics and paediatric nephrology, in which I see children with a wide range of kidney and bladder problems. I also do a joint clinic for children with complex bladder problems and wetting together with our Children’s Urology Nurse Specialist. In addition I work on the Children’s Ward, Children’s Assessment Unit and Neonatal Unit and cover all general paediatric problems and emergencies as part of this work.

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Chris Yale - IHT - Paediatrics
Chris Yale - IHT - Paediatrics

Chris Yale

Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I am the current Clinical Lead for Paediatrics and Child Health. In addition to general paediatric and neonatal care, I provide shared care with Addenbrookes Hospital for children with cancer and leukaemia, in conjunction with Dr Fernando.

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