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Jo Anderson
Jo Anderson

Jo (Joakim) Anderson                           

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I have been working in Colchester since 2014 following completion of speciality training in Paediatrics with a specialist interest in neonatal medicine in the east of England deanery.

My time is divided between the general paediatric and neonatal services. I have a baby clinic for children under 2 and a general paediatric clinic for children under 16. I also have a clinic for babies who are discharged from the neonatal unit on home oxygen.

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Dr Frances Brooke
Dr Frances Brooke

Frances Brooke

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a Consultant Paediatrician since January 2023. I formally joined the ESNEFT team in September 2023.

I am trained in high dependency care of unwell children and am the Consultant Lead for HDU in Ipswich. Since joining ESNEFT, I have been appointed to develop specialist skills in Epilepsy. I am currently undergoing additional training to provide the best service I can to those with Epilepsy.

I have a further interest in mental health and have been appointed as the RCPCH Mental Health Champion for our department. It is a privilege to hold these positions and serve our paediatric population as part of a dynamic team, here in Ipswich.

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Jackie Buck
Jackie Buck

Jackie Buck

Consultant, 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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Dr Isabel Burgess
Dr Isabel Burgess

Isabel Burgess

Associate Specialist, Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital

I am an Associate Specialist in Paediatrics. My special interests are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Urinary paediatrics. I also work as a Medical Examiner.

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Photograph of Jonathan Campbell

Jonathan Campbell          

Consultant, 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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Dr Pravin Desai
Dr Pravin Desai

Pravin Desai

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a Consultant at Ipswich Hospital since 2007. I specialise in paediatric cardiology and paediatric allergy.

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

Debbie Fernando

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

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

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Dr Lauren Filby
Dr Lauren Filby

Lauren Filby

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a consultant paediatrician since 2014. My training and early consultant years focused on critically sick children and neonates, and then I developed an interest in paediatric palliative care and complex neurodisability.

Many of my patients have epilepsy as part of their conditions, and so I broadened my expertise in 2021 and started to work in the paediatric epilepsy service.

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Photograph of Manal Issa

Manal Issa

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I am a Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in neurodisability and epilepsy. I also work with children with neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioural disorders.

I joined the paediatric team at Colchester in 2021. My previous consultant appointments were at Northampton General Hospital and West Suffolk Foundation Trust. At Northampton I was the lead for the neuromuscular and Botulinum injection clinics. At West Suffolk I was the lead for the movement disorder clinic.

My post-graduate training was in the East of England Deanery. I completed my SPIN neurology training in Addenbrookes and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Dr Matthew James
Dr Matthew James

Matthew James

Consultant, 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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Anup Mathew

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I joined Ipswich Hospital as a consultant in 2019. I specialise in Paediatric Cardiology. I am an instructor on Newborn Life Support and European Paediatric Advanced Life Support courses.

I am a Member of these professional bodies:

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)

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Photograph of Benjamin Marlow

Benjamin Marlow

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I joined ESNEFT in March 2019. I am a Consultant Paediatrician with Neurodisability interest.

I aim to deliver the highest standard of care to young people experiencing complex neurodevelopmental problems. I have a passion for the rights of children with neurodisability, their access to education, medical services and above all to experience happy and fulfilling lives. I have a strong interest in evidence-based medicine. I want to better serve patients with opportunities of earlier intervention.

I have set up the Synapse Centre for Neurodevelopment. This is a translational research centre at ESNEFT. The centre looks to translate biomedical research into practical therapies. This will benefit local children with conditions such as:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Intellectual disability
  • Genetic syndromes

The Synapse Centre seeks to be at the forefront of new era of research. We seek to investigate the effects of microbiome / gut-brain axis, immune-metabolism and functional genomics. All of these can impact on brain development. The centre will target innovative new strategies of database acquisition and phenotyping through biomarkers and biometric data.

I lecture at Anglia Ruskin University. I have a strong interest in education having completed a PGCME.

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Anna McDonald
Anna McDonald

Anna McDonald

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

Angeliki Menounou            

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I am Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in epilepsy.

I completed my postgraduate training in London and  Eastern Region and epilepsy training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

I  have been a consultant since 2012 and I have been employed by ESNEFT on the Colchester site since 2013.

As a service we  take actively part in the regional Eastern Paediatric Epilepsy Network (EPEN) and the National Epilepsy 12 Audit. We have regular outreach clinics led by Dr Deepa Krishnakumar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist from Addenbrookes Hospital.  We also hold formal MDT transition clinics to support the move to adult services.

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Photograph of Kamani Moodley

Kamani Moodley

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital

I joined Ipswich Hospital in October 2017.  I completed my  general paediatric training in the East of  England.  I completed  my SPIN epilepsy training in Addenbrookes and GOSH.

I currently manage children with complex epilepsy and neurological conditions. I also provide general paediatric and neonatal cover as part of my role.

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Dr Prathiba Pai
Dr Prathiba Pai

Prathiba Pai

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I joined Ipswich Hospital as a consultant Paediatrician in October 2017.

I completed my training in Paediatrics in East of England in 2014. For 3 years I was a Consultant at West Suffolk Hospital.

I have the following clinics:

  • general clinics
  • paediatric rheumatology clinics jointly run with adult rheumatologist
  • neonatal follow up clinics, which include babies exposed to blood-borne viruses

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Imogen Rose

Consultant, Paediatrics

Ipswich Hospital

I am a general Paediatrician based at Ipswich Hospital. My special interests are Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory and Allergy.

I was appointed a consultant in 2019 having spent a number of very happy years here during my Paediatrics training!

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Shiv Shanker
Shiv Shanker

Shiv Shanker

Consultant, Children’s Orthopaedics

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Southend Hospital

I am an orthopaedic consultant. I specialise in children’s conditions.

 

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Rajeev M Shinkar
Rajeev M Shinkar

Rajeev M Shinkar

Consultant, 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

Consultant, Paediatrics

Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital

I have worked at Colchester Hospital since 1999.

From 2000 to 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. I 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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Andrea Turner
Andrea Turner

Andrea Turner                             

Consultant, 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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