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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Dr Nick Makwana graduated in Medicine from Birmingham University in 1996 (MBChB) with a distinction in Anatomy and honours in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacology before completing medical training at Birmingham City Hospital. He also gained an additional honours degree in Pharmacology (BSc).
Dr Nick Makwana also gained an MD from the University of Liverpool into the pathogenesis of meningococcal disease.
Currently a Consultant Paediatrician (Paediatric Allergy and Infectious Disease) at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals, where he has developed the Paediatric Allergy Service and also developed a Paediatric Infectious Disease clinic where children with unusual infections as well as susceptilbility to infections are seen.
In addition, Dr Makwana runs a general paediatric clinic where children with all manner of childhood problems are referred for an opinion.
Areas of interest
Paediatric allergy; Paediatric infectious disease; General paediatrics
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy and Infectious Disease
Sandwell General Hospital
Excellence in Customer Care Awards, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust 2012. Highly Commended.
Certified European Paediatric Allergist,
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children. J Infect. 2012 May;64(5):449-77.
Changes in the sublingual microcirculation and endothelial adhesion molecules during the course of severe meningococcal disease treated in the paediatric intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 2012 May;38(5):863-71.
Meningococcal disease in children in Merseyside, England: a 31 year descriptive study.
PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25957.
Bacterial Meningitis: Impact of Vaccination. CNS Drugs. 2007; 21(5):355-66.
Myocardial dysfunction in meningococcal septic shock. Current Opinion in Critical Care Medicine. 2005;11: 418-423
Management of Suspected Bacterial Meningitis in a UK District General Hospital. Meningitis and Septicaemia in Children and Adults. London. 2013
Comparison between a DGH and regional centre in the UK. PAAM. Athens 2013
Why is Pediatric Anaphylaxis Not Managed According to Guidelines?. Poster Presentation EAACI. Milan 2013
Management of Suspected Bacterial Meningitis in a UK District General Hospital. ESPID. Milan 2013
An Audit Against Current Guideline for the Management of Children Born to VDRL+ Mothers. Poster Presentation ESPID. Greece 2012
An Audit of the Management of Childhood Tuberculosis. Poster Presentation ESPID. Nice 2011
Multicentre Audit of Influenza Immunisation in Children Allergic to Egg. Poster Presentation European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). London 2010
How much do Junior Doctors Know about Anaphylaxis. Oral Presentation RCPCH. Glasgow 2013
Compliance with APLS and NICE Paediatric Guidelines in an NHS Trust. Poster Presentation BSACI. Telford 2013
Knowledge of Paediatric Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines in Junior Doctors and Medical Students. Poster Presentation BSACI. Telford 2013
Service Evaluation of Cows Milk Allergic Patients in an Inner City Paediatric Allergy Clinic. Poster Presentation BSACI. Nottingham. 2011
Courses offered to GPs
- Accredited European Paediatric Allergist European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016
- MD University of Liverpool 2010
- PCME University of Wolverhampton 2004
- MBChB University of Birmingham 1996
- MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1999
- BSc (HONS) Pharmacology University of Birmingham 1993
- APLS Course Director Advanced Life Support Group 2007
Reference number 4279819
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Paediatric MBChB Curriculum Lead University of Birmingham 2017
- Group Director for Women and Child Health Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals 2018
- Deputy Head of Academy, Lead for 3rd year undergraduate students University of Birmingham / SWBH 2014
- Vice Chair Communications Scenarios for RCPCH Exam Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2007
- Edgbaston Private Medical Practice
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 0121 454 9535
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