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I am a consultant anaesthetist in Paediatric Anaesthesia. My NHS job involves the preoperative care of children of all ages, many with complex medical conditions, undergoing complex surgery. I also have a special interest in the management of anxiety in children, and I am a co-founder of Poems for Children and I am now a co-director of the Charity. This runs a unique course offering training to health professionals in how to minimise anxiety in children by improving our communication with them.
Areas of interest
Ear nose and throat surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, urology surgery and general surgery and orthopaedic surgery.
I have a special interest in managing anxious children and I have trained as clinical hypnotherapist.
- Julie Knight
- Poems for Children: http://www.poemsforchildren.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Anxiety management in children
Rugby, cricket and skiing. When not engaged in these pastimes, I like to read and listen to music. More recently dog walking is becoming my favourite pastime.
- Medical degree MB BS Guy's Hospital 1993
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Anaesthetists 1998
Reference number 4037435
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Anaesthetist, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Royal Society of Medicine
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr. Philip Cunnington