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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I have been working as a Paediatric Consultant in the NHS since 1996.
I am a General Paediatrician with special interest in Paediatric Neurological problems and Epilepsy based at Watford General Hospital.
I look after children with Epilepsy, non- epileptic conditions such as simple faints, funny turns, dizziness, tics, Tourettes Syndrome, Head Aches and Migraine and other Neurological problems.
I look after children with wide variety of General Paediatric problems like asthma, feeding problems, reflux, abdominal pains.
I am also trained in managing newborn and problems associated with prematurity and complications.
Currently I am the Lead Clinician for Paediatric epilepsy and Neurology for the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust
Areas of interest
General Paediatric problems; example-
asthma, feeding problems, reflux, abdominal pains, urrinary tract infections.
Other Neurological problems; fits,faints, funny turns, dizziness, non epileptic seizures, tic disorders and sleep related problems.
Newborn baby and prematurity associated problems.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Watford General Hospital
2015- Radiological investigations for inpatients and their usefulness, an audit.
2015- Sedation for children undergoing radiological imaging.
2014-2015 Cardiac murmur in neonates, an audit of current clinical practice.
2014-15 An audit on awareness of SUDEP among healthcare professionals.
2013-14 National Epilepsy 12 audit- Round 2- completed.
2013-2014 Medical record keeping - an audit of current practice.
2011 -12 Audit of Hip US scans- 12 months data
2011-12 Audit on Consultant seeing children within 24hours of admission
2012 - Epilepsy 12 - National audit - Round 1,2 and 3 ongoing.
2011-12 Pharmacy led RSV clinic- ongoing service.
2011- 12 - Maternal AED use and outcome in babies -
2011-12- 2 year neurodevelomental outcome of babies presented with neonatal seizures.
2011-2012 Neonatal hip US scans - an audit.
2010- Principal investigator UK International Infantile Spasm Study (UKISS)- published.
General and spiritual reading
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Malayalam - Conversational
1- S.W.D’ Souza, H. Janakova, D. Miners, R. Suri, G. Appleton, C. Ramesh, D.G. Simms, Prof M. L. Chiswick (1993) Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Skin Temperature in Preterm Infants in association with Periventricular Haemorrhage. Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 3 (72), pp F162- 167.
2- Frances M Gibbon, Chaniyil Ramesh, Sheila J Wallace (1996) Haematological, Biochemical, Microbiological Investigations in Epilepsy: Epilepsy in Children, First edition by Dr. Sheila J. Wallace, Chapman & Hall Medical, London.
3- Chaniyil Ramesh, Jiri Vajsar, Max Perlman (1996) ‘Cerebral Palsy due to upper cervical spinal cord birth injury' This was my research topic under the guidance of Dr. M. Perlman, Prof. & Staff Neonatologist, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. This was presented as an abstract in the SPR meeting in Washington USA in 1996.
4- Multimedia project on Neonatal Neurological conditions 1996) under the supervision of
Dr. J. Hellmann, Associate Prof. & Staff Neonatologist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
5- Poulton C, Ramesh C (2008) Use of EEG in a District General Hospital. Poster presentation. Poster presentation, Annual Spring Meeting RCPCH 2008.
6- Cohn A, Ramesh C (2007)'Mixed Messages' Images in Paediatrics, Arch Dis Child, 92:860 doi:10.1136/adc.2007.125740
7- A Novel Duplication in the TSC1 Gene With a Mild Clinical Phenotype. (2010) Mahto A, Batta K, Ramesh C, Dorkins H Annual Paediatric Dermatology meeting, Cardiff, UK, Poster presentation.
8- Impact of change in practice: Pharmacist led RSV immunoprophylaxis clinic (2010), Vaghela.T, Ramesh C, UKCP, Nov 2010, Poster presentation.
9- Pahuja A, Ramesh C (2011) Micafungin: monotherapy for renal fungal balls in a preterm IUGR baby. Poster presentation, 22nd ESPNIC Medical and Nursing Congress, Hannover, Germany (Poster Acceptance notification A-391-0010-00466)
10- Papandreou A, Poulton C, Kermode R, Ramesh CA (2013) Neurodevelopmental outcomes of newborns requiring a brain MRI: A retrospective study. Oral presentation, EPNS Congress, Brussels, Sept 2013 (Abstract ID1901).
11- Vaghela T, Ramesh C ( 2013) Pharmacist-led Multidisciplinary Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Immunoprophylaxis Clinic: What are the Benefits? Pharmacy management, 29 (1), pp 8-9.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly participate and present to GP educational meetings
Common paediatric epilepsies
Non epileptic conditions
Paediatric Head aches
General paediatric problems.
- MSc in Epilepsy Practice Leeds Beckett University 2016
- Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Epilepsy Leeds Metropolitan University 2013
- FRCPCH RCPCH 1996
- FHEA Health Academy - UK 2014
- DCH (G) RCP - Glasgow 1991
- Fellowship Neonatology Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 1996
- MBBS Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India 1981
- MRCP (UK) RCP (G) 1993
Reference number 3606801
Affiliations / memberships
- BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, HA1 3RX
- 10:00 - 13:00
- 020 8872 3872
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 09:30 - 11:00
- 020 8950 9090
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
Watford General Hospital