Tuesday 9th May 2023

GGPET String of Pearls Community Paediatrics AM

Speakers: Dr Victoria Thurston, Dr Beata Davison, Dr Amanda Cundy, Pam Francis, Davina Richardson, Holly Warner

This event will kick off our String of Pearls week. We will hear from a variety of people involved in supporting children from a community perspective- topics include ASD, ADHD, the Looked After Child and the HCP contribution to the adoption process, Bladder and Bowel Continence Issues inc constipation

A provisional plan for the morning:

9.30- 9.35am Introduction
9.35- 10.10am ASD – Dr. Tor Thurston
10.10-10.45am ADHD – Dr Beata Davison (GHT) paediatric ADHD nurse specialist Holly Warner
10.45-11.15am break
11.15- 11.50am Discussion around looked after children and the HCP contribution to the adoption process.
Pam Francis (CNS) Dr Amanda Cundy
11.50- 12.25pm bowel/ bladder team- Constipation management and Nocturnal Enuresis
12.25-12.30pm questions and feedback forms.

To have an overview Community Paediatrics in Gloucestershire

1. To identify features of ASD and ADHD in children (Tor, Beata, Holly)
2. To identify referral pathways for ASD and ADHD (Tor, Beata, Holly)
3. To discuss the Children in Care Service in Gloucestershire and the process of adoption (Amanda, Pam)
4. To review the Gloucestershire Continence and Constipation pathway (Davina)


Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Time: 09:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: -

About the speaker

Dr Victoria Thurston
Clinical Psychologist and Lead for the Social Communication and Autism Assessment Service (SCAAS)

About the speaker

Dr Beata Davison
Specialist Doctor, ADHD Community Paediatric Service

I have been working in community paediatrics for the past 20 years, meantime completed my Royal College membership in paediatrics and Child health.
I specialised in adoption for a while, followed by service development and provision in autism , more recently in ADHD.
I completed a Master degree in neurodevelopmental science at Kings College in London in October 2022.

About the speaker

Dr Amanda Cundy
Consultant Paediatrician NBT and Designated Doctor for Children in Care

About the speaker

Pam Francis
Adoption Nurse Specialist

About the speaker

Davina Richardson
Bladder and Bowel UK, for Gloucestershire Paediatric Bowel and Bladder Team

Davina Richardson RGN RSCN BSc (Hons)

Specialist Children’s Nurse
Bladder & Bowel UK

Having worked with children with acute needs, with disabilities and with complex and life limiting health issues I set up and ran a new NHS community bladder and bowel clinic for children before becoming part of the team at Bladder & Bowel UK.

My role at Bladder & Bowel UK includes providing general advice, support and information to anyone affected by a bladder and/or bowel condition in children, training for healthcare professionals, education for families, involvement in research projects, sitting on national groups, writing for peer reviewed journals and working with commercial companies to support product innovation.

I remain enthusiastic about breaking the taboo of bladder and bowel issues and working in diverse ways to ensure that children and young people are offered optimum support for bladder and bowel health to ensure that they reach their potential.

About the speaker

Holly Warner
Paediatric ADHD Nurse Specialist

I have worked within the paediatric neurodisability service since August 21 as an ADHD nurse specialist. It was a completely new role to the service and I have worked closely with Dr Davison and the other paediatricians to develop the ADHD service. I have been involved in managing our waiting list for ADHD, running my own nurse led clinics, reviewing patients on ADHD medication and establishing Qb testing into the pathway for assessment of ADHD and running regular Qb clinics. I am currently the team lead for the neurodisability and epilepsy nurse specialists (covering for maternity leave).

My next goal is to complete my nurse prescribers course to allow me to develop my nurse led clinics further.

Before this role, I was a paediatric sister on the paediatric inpatient unit as Gloucester. I qualified as a paediatric nurse in 2009.

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