About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Nov 2018 from 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This meeting will review current understanding of common issues and best practice within the community child health field, including the recognition and management of developmental problems, the multi-disciplinary approach to the child with complex medical needs, and key updates in education and safeguarding.

Carefully mapped to the RCPCH curriculum, and with lectures and interactive sessions delivered by experts, this study day offers a valuable opportunity to cover topics that may be difficult to address within a hospital setting.

Topics include:

  • Recognise and manage common developmental and behavioural problems.
  • How sensory impairment may contribute to developmental difficulties, and to refer patients appropriately for further assessment.
  • Recognise various sign and symptoms that might indicate child abuse.
  • Assess and formulate appropriate diagnoses, investigation and management plans for children with motor disorders.
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to investigate death in infancy and childhood, and how this information can be used in service development leadership, management and education (LME) skills evening


Leadership, management and education (LME) skills evening

"7 Habits of Highly Effective People": How to get it all done!

Being a paediatrician can sometimes be as demanding as it is satisfying, and we also know that high levels of fulfilment in other areas of life can enhance work performance.

How often do we reflect on our ability to use time efficiently and channel energy productively? How often do we recognise that these skills can be developed and used both at work and at home, to reduce stress and achieve more?

Come and hear two senior paediatricians discuss the seminal work by Stephen Covey on the 7 habits of highly effective people. 

Key speakers

Dr Bob Klaber, OBE

Specialty lead for paediatrics, medical education and quality improvement

Dr Miriam Fine-Goulden

Consultant paediatrician in intensive care medicine and former National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, will be advising on how to develop these crucial life skills, to better manage our busy lives on and off the ward.


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Session one

Welcome and Introduction

Dr Ellie Day, Consultant, Camden Community Paediatric Team

Developmental red flags

Dr Brindha Dhandapani, Consultant, University Hospital Lewisham

Going to court

Dr Dipti Deshmukh, Consultant, St George's Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session two

The role of the MDT in three complex neurodevelopmental cases

Dr Indrani Banerjee, Consultant, Northwick Park Hospital

The parent's experience

Ms Claire Fowler

Community child health training

Dr Hilary Towsend, Community Child Health Grid Trainee


Session three

Interactive workshops
Physical disability: Complex postural management, equipment and adaptation

Dr Ella Kajumba and Dr Caroline Smith, Community Paediatric Physiotherapists, Lewisham and Greenwich Trust

Speech and language difficulties: communication aids

Dr Natalie Rathbone, Paediatric , Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Global developmental delay

Dr Reeta Gupta, Consultant, London North West University Healthcare

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Dr Max Davie, Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

What is the point in a social history?

Dr John Hutchins, Consultant, Ealing Hospital

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom