Educational Webinars

Wednesday 1:00 to 1:30 pm – 20 mins talk, 10 mins Q&A. Online on Microsoft Teams during pandemic. Login details distributed to all paediatric units in the North East. Thanks to all our volunteers.

Aim is to inspire, share and educate to improve the care our patients receive. For doctors, nurses and allied health multidisciplinary professionals across our region.

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines. Access feedback and certificate form here

Organised by Frederik Van Delft, Yincent Tse and Natasha Bell

All cases are anonymised, amalgamated from experience, and invented for illustration only. All learning  are guidance only and used at viewer’s own risk and discretion. Speakers have kindly given permission to post videos

Upcoming talks 2021

July / Aug – SUMMER break

Back after the summer – enjoy your breaks

Previous Talks


30 Jun – Hypoglycaemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, metabolic mayhem – lessons from the laboratory front line – Dr Tim Lang, Consultant Clinical Scientist, University Hospital of North Durham

23 Jun – Congenital CMV deafnessProf Marieke Emonts, consultant in paediatric infectious diseases, GNCH, Phil Lindsey, audiologist, NuTH and Ailsa Pickering, senior nurse in paediatric infectious disease, GNCH

16 Jun –  ECMO Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for children in A&E – Dr Judit Llevadias, PICU consultant at the Freeman Hospital & ECMO lead

9 Jun – New treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (part of CHER programme)Dr Chiara Bettolo, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist, John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Centre

26 May – Hip surveillance in Cerebral Palsy, a national effortDr Yasmin de Alwis, Consultant Paediatrician in Neurodisability and Amy Tears, Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

19 May – Update in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Dr Paul Bellis, Consultant Paediatrician, GNCH

12 May Charlie wants to be an astronaut. An exploration of space medicine – Dr Matt Thomas, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, GNCH

5 May – Children taking immunosuppression – who, what, how? (Part of CHER Programme)Dr Flora McErlane, consultant paediatric rheumatologist & Karen Hartley, paediatric pharmacist, GNCH

28 Apr – Making muscles, bones and thyroids better – endocrine research in Newcastle – Dr Claire Wood, Academic Registrar in Paediatric Endocrinology, GNCH

21 Apr – Importance of recognising Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy early – from diagnosis to gene therapy – Dr Michela Guglieri, Consultant in Human genetics, John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, NUTH

31 Mar – Clinical Research for Children in the North East – Dr Quentin Campbell-Hewson, Paediatric Oncologist and Lead for Clinical Research Facility GNCH

24 Mar – Preparation a critically ill child for transfer by NECTARKatie Martin, NECTAR Transport Practitioner

17 Mar – Is there a way to wean steroids in children to minimise adrenal crisis? – Molly Johnson, Undergraduate Pharmacist, Newcastle University, Dr Tim Cheetham, Paediatric Endocrinologist GNCH (supervisor) and Sunil Sampath, Rheumatologist and Yincent Tse, Nephrologist

10 Mar – Safeguarding (Part of CHER Programme): Abusive head trauma – Dr Andrew Villis, Consultant Paediatrian and Named doctor for Safeguarding, GNCH

3 Mar – Imaging in UTI, do we need a MCUG? – Dr Yincent Tse, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, GNCH

24 Feb – Controversies around surgery in children with disorders of sexual differentiation – Mr Milan Gopal, Consultant Paediatric Urologist, GNCH

10 Feb – Infant feeding in sickness and in health – Dr Vicky Thomas, Consultants in General Paediatrics, GNCH

5 Feb – Sir James Spence Chair Inaugural Lecture Prof Andrew Gennery, Paediatric Immunologist, GNCH and University of Newcastle

3 Feb – What is new in paediatric neurosurgery – Mr Ian Coulter, Consultant neurosurgeon, RVI

27 Jan – Social Prescribing to improve mental health in childrenDr Alex Battersby, Consultant in General Paediatrics, and Dr Anna Basu, Paediatric Neurologist, GNCH

20 Jan – How we can improve healthcare services to recognise jaundice in babies and prevent kernicterus brain damage – Dr Dinesh Baskaran, Grid Registrar in Paediatric Neurology, GNCH

13 Jan – Mini Puberty, when it’s gone, it’s gone… – Dr Richard Quinton, Consultant in Endocrinology, RVI


16 Dec – A paediatric Guide to the Mental Health Act – Dr Rosalind Oliphant and Dr Eleanor Smith, Intellectual Disability Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, CNTW

9 Dec – CHER General Paediatric (GP3) Study Day – Safeguarding Level 3 – Impact of COVID-19 on safeguarding children and young people Dr Caroline Grayson and Dr Andrew Villis, safeguarding leads GNCH

2 Dec – Management of Behavioural Disturbance in Children and Young PeopleDr Rosalind Oliphant and Dr Eleanor Smith, Intellectual Disability Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, CNTW

25 Nov – Reducing pre-operative anxiety in children – Tom Hardy, paediatric anaesthetist, GNCH

18 Nov – Physical effects of anaesthesia on the developing brain – Samira Ahmed, paediatric anaesthetist, GNCH

11 Nov – CHER Global Health Day – organised by Stephen Owens and Yincent Tse (click on picture for videos)

4 Nov – Teaching T cells to be Tolerant – Dr Aisling Flinn, academic registrar, GNCH

28 Oct – Channelling the airway in cystic fibrosis – Dr Iram Haq, academic registrar, GNCH

14 Oct – Neuro emergencies, initial stabilisation and neuroprotection – Dr Becci Johnson, Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, GNCH

7 Oct – The voices of young people in outpatients: co-production of a patient experience project exploring transition from paediatric to adult care – Dr Neil Davidson on behalf of YPAGne

30 Sept – KidzMeds 2: Regional Immunosuppression Service for the North East and Cumbria – Drs Alex Battersby and Flora McErlane, GNCH

23 Sept – Tenfold medication errors in children, a problem for everyone – Dr Yincent Tse, Lead for quality and safety and paediatric nephrologist, GNCH

16 Sept – What’s new in paediatric sepsis – Dr Emma Lim, Paediatric ID consultant, GNCH

9 Sept 2020 – Phenotype flip in inflammatory bowel disease – Alison Campbell, Senior Surgical Registrar, GNCH

1 July – Utilising clinical pharmacology studies to support dosing of drugs in challenging paediatric patient populations Prof Gareth Veal Professor of Cancer Pharmacology, Newcastle University

24 June – Understanding COVID-19, research in the North EastProf Marieke Emonts Paediatric Infectious Disease Consultant, GNCH

17 June – Thriving in early childhood, from India to NewcastleDr Sunil Bhopal Paediatric registrar and clinical lecturer, 2020 RCPCH Lorber research prize winner  

10 June – COVID-19: Children aren’t little adults and other lessons for the North EastDr Stephen Owens Paediatric Infectious Disease Consultant, GNCH