I am a retired Paediatrician who worked in Surrey for the last 27 years. My job has mostly been working with children with additional needs, either physical or developmental. I have come in to contact with children who have life-limiting conditions and children and young people who have been bereaved or suffered other losses resulting in them needing to be looked after by the local authority.
I was also the designated medical officer for special educational needs and disability for the Surrey collaborative Clinical Commissioning Groups and this has given me a good understanding of services available to support children and their families. I continue to be a multi-agency trainer for Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Board, which keeps me up to date with safeguarding issues.
I live in Crawley and outside of work enjoy watching sport, being a Crystal Palace season ticket holder, a keen England cricket fan and an enthusiastic cyclist. I have also volunteered for Jigsaw for the Doctor’s Spot at the groups.