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Following my undergraduate training in Cardiff I initially completed a year of adult respiratory/cardiovascular SHO education before commencing my paediatric postgraduate experience. My paediatric tuition took me to New Zealand and a variety of hospitals in South Wales, before finishing as the Lecturer in Child Health prior to my consultant post at Llandough and the Children’s Hospital for Wales.
My research has been predominantly into allergic diseases, nutrition and patient safety issues. I lead the multidisciplinary children’s allergy service here in Cardiff and have developed the South Wales and West Paediatric allergy network. My clinical experience is with children of all ages and especially those with allergic disease. In particular I have cared for numerous children and infants with eczema and food allergy. Such children often need long term follow up care to guide families as their conditions evolve.
Throughout my career I have been committed to teaching and was honoured in 2009 to receive the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from Cardiff University after nominations by medical students. My dedication to patient safety is exemplified by my prescribing tutorial on medication safety which teachs and assessing doctors’ prescribing ability. This has demonstrated improvement in their ability following its inception over a decade ago.
Areas of interest
Allergy; Asthma; Hay fever; Eczema; Medication safety; Coeliac disease; Feeding problems of infancy.
- Sarah Thomas
- Spire Cardiff Hospital Croescadarn Road Pontprennau CARDIFF CF23 8XL
- 029 2075 2271
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatrician Llandough Hospital and University Hospital of Wales 1999 Onwards
Consultant Paediatrician Children's Hospital for Wales 2005 Onwards
My research interests have been in the fields of infant feeding, allergy, anaphylaxis, coeliac disease, medication safety, community violence and parenteral nutrition. I have supervised many medical student projects which have been presented at the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health (RCPCH) annual scientific meetings amongst others
Committees and outside roles
Scientific Member on the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Clinical Studies Group (CSG). (from 2012)
Organiser of the South Wales and West Allergy Network.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Safer Medication practise Committee (from 2004)
New Zealand Young presenter of the year 1994
Welsh Paediatric Society Best presenter 1996
Cardiff and Vale Trust's Chairman's Quality award; 1st place Paediatric Nutrition team 2001, 2nd place Paediatric allergy service 2002, 3rd place Breast Feeding Promotion 2003.
Cardiff University "Excellence in Teaching" Award 2009
Do you see what I see? Identifying child protection concerns in a dental setting.
British Dental Journal(in press 2016)
S.Olive, D.Tuthill, E.J. Hingston, B. Chadwick, S. Maguire.
An audit of emergency medicine responses to children injured in violence. Emergency Medical Journal 2010;27:125-127
Shepperd J, Dowd H, Tuthill DP.
Prescribing competence of junior doctors does it add up?
Kidd L, Shand E, Beavis R, Tuthill DP.
Archives of Disease in Childhood Arch Dis Child 2010: 95: 219-21
Courses offered to GPs
I have spoken to a wide variety of GPs on subjects including infant feeding, allergies, asthma and constipation.
I have evaluated outpatient satisfaction with both my appointment and copy letters. Over 95% were very satisfied.
As part of my 2015 GMC revalidation appraisal a 360 degree externally performed assessment of both patients' and colleagues' opinions of me was conducted. Their reports were universally very good or excellent.
- M.B., B.Ch. University of Wales College of Medicine 1990
- MRCP(London) Royal College of Physisicans of London. 1994
- MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1997
- FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2004
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examiner and Host for Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health (RCPCH) 2016
- Scientific Member on the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Clinical Studies Group MRC 2014
- Paediatric Formulary Committee member for British National Formulary(BNFc) BNF 2016
- Joint Medicines Committee for RCPCH and RPS Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health (RCPCH) 2016
- Advisory Committee on Herbal Medicines MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatric specialist register, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) member
RCPCH allergy care pathway member(2011-12)
RCPCH/Royal Pharmaceutical Society(RPS) Medicines Committee Member
Medicines for Children review editor.
European Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) member
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology,Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) member.
- Spire Cardiff Hospital
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 029 2073 5515
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.