General paediatrics

What we do

We provide a comprehensive clinical service for children local to King's and some from further afield. We offer direct access to a wide range of specialist paediatric services so that children with more complex disorders can receive family-centred, holistic care within the one unit.

We work in a variety of areas including:

We hold six general paediatric clinics every week. In addition, there is a rapid access clinic held three times a week in the Paediatric Emergency Department, where children who need more urgent assessment can be seen by a consultant.

Location

Third floor, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3560

Conditions we treat

We provide a comprehensive clinical service for children local to King's and some from further afield. This includes direct access to a wide range of paediatric specialties.

We do not treat:

  • enuresis - refer via community clinic
  • developmental delay - refer via community paediatrician
  • behavioural problems - refer via Belgrave department of Child and Family Psychiatry
  • cardiology/heart murmurs - refer via Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust
  • ENT - refer via Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can refer by emailing kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

To make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For acutely unwell patients, GPs can discuss rapid access clinic review, ED attendance, and admission avoidance by phoning the Consultant Connect service. Each GP practice in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Bromley has a unique phone number for Consultant Connect. If you are calling from outside these three boroughs, phone our switchboard on 0203 299 9000 and ask to speak to the paediatric short stay consultant on call. This is available Monday-Friday 08:30-22:00, and Saturday, Sunday and bank (public) holidays, 08:30-17:00.

In emergencies, referrers can call 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the on-duty paediatric consultant.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Riaz Ahmed Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Mo Akindolie Consultant in Ambulatory Paediatrics
Mrs Amanda Aldred Matron
Dr Colin Stuart Ball Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Hannah Baynes Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Simon Broughton Paediatric Consultant
Dr Simon Chapman Consultant Paediatrics/Adolescent Medicine
Dr Sreena Das General Paediatric Consultant
Dr Martha Ford-Adams Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Dionysios Grigoratos Consultant Paediatrician
Miss Sarah Harris Head of Nursing Children & Young People
Dr Sophie Khadr Consultant Paediatrician
Mr Graham Messitt Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr Julia Phillips Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Trisha Radia Consultant paediatrician
Dr Uma Rajagopal Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Gary Ruiz Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
Dr Vijaya Sana Paediatric Consultant
Mr Olufunto Seidu Doctor
Dr Ahmed Shamekh Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Ramdas Shenoy Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Lucy Stirling Clinical Psychologist
Dr Tushar Vince Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
Dr Eleni Volonaki Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Mike Wacks Consultant Short Stay Unit
Dr Shaun Walter Consultant Paediatrician
Miss Kat Watts Macmillan Paediatric Oncology CNS