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.


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

Contact Details

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

Patient information leaflets

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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’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • ENT – refer via Guy’s and St Thomas’ 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 [email protected]

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 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the paediatric short stay consultant on call. This is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 10pm, and Saturday, Sunday and bank (public) holidays, 8.30am to 5pm.

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

Key Clinical Staff

Dr Riaz Ahmed Consultant Paediatrician Bank Partners
Dr Mo Akindolie Consultant in Ambulatory Paediatrics
Mrs Amanda Aldred Acting Lead Nurse for Children and Young People (Cross Site)
Dr Hannah Baynes Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Simon Broughton Paediatric Consultant
Dr Temitope Busari Consultant Paediatrics
Dr Simon Chapman Consultant Paediatrics/Adolescent Medicine
Mr Jonathan Lloyd Danao Paediatric Ambulatory Matron
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
Mrs Sarah Holdaway Paediatric Bereavement Clinical Nurse Specialist, CDR Keyworker and Family Liason Nurse
Dr Shahid Karim Consultant Paediatrician
Mrs Katie Macdonald Practice Development Nurse (Child health - PDN)
Mr Graham Messitt Advanced Clinical 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 Pradeepa Venkatesan Consultant
Dr Tushar Vince Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
Dr Eleni Volonaki Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Mike Wacks Consultant General Paediatrics
Dr Shaun Walter Consultant Paediatrician
Miss Kat Watts Macmillan Paediatric Oncology CNS