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Last updated: 3 May 2020
Dr Reece is a Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Educator, working at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, based at Watford General Hospital. He had special responsibility for the Children’s Emergency Department for 10 years. He has a General Paediatric interest and will see and assess babies, children and adolescents with a wide variety of common problems.
Areas of interest
Dr Reece is a General Paediatrician. Common problems which he is referred include:
• abdominal pain
• allergies including food allergies (note skin prick tests and facilities for food challenges are not usually available privately)
• headaches and migraine
• recurrent cough or wheeze
• urinary tract infection
• bed wetting
Current NHS consultant posts held
Watford General Hospital
He completed an MSc in Clinical Paediatrics in 2003. He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer at University College London, contributing to research into the molecular genetics of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. He is widely published on aspects of clinical paediatrics and education. In 2008 he published an article about the inappropriate use of flat cola in children with gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting). The paper received world-wide press and media attention.
Ashley lives in Pinner where he is very involved with his local community.
In 2009 Dr Reece was awarded an Excellence in Medical Education award from UCL. He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post in the General and Adolescent Paediatric Unit at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has an interest in education and training. In 2017 he completed a Masters in Medical Education graduating with distinction.
Clinical Cases in Paediatrics: A Tainee handbook. Ashley Reece & Anthony Cohn (Editors). JP Medical Publishers, London. February 2014.
Reece A, Burridge R. Images in paediatrics: an unusual reaction to topical amethocaine (Ametop) local anaesthetic gel. Arch Dis Child. 2012 Oct;97(10):906. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302223. Epub 2012 Jun 9.
Reece A, Klaber R. Maximising learning on ward rounds. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2012 Apr;97(2):61-7. doi: 10.1136/edpract-2011-301593. Epub 2012 Feb 17.
Reece A, Cohn A. Safety of power driven devices for intraosseous access in infants. BMJ. 2011 Jul 12;343:d4362. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d4362.
Reece A, Cohn A, Heckmatt J. A suggested update for coma guideline. Arch Dis Child. 2010 Jul;95(7):570-1. doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.174029. Epub 2010 Jun 3.
Everett KV, Chioza BA, Georgoula C, Reece A, Gardiner RM, Chung EM. Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: evaluation of three positional candidate genes, TRPC1, TRPC5 and TRPC6, by association analysis and re-sequencing. Hum Genet. 2009 Dec;126(6):819-31.
Jacobs M, Reece A. Does drinking "flat" cola prevent dehydration in children with acute gastroenteritis? Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2008 Aug;93(4):129-31. doi: 10.1136/adc.2008.142521. No abstract available. Erratum in: Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2010 Dec;95(12):1071.
Reece A, Chung EM, Gardiner RM, Williams SE. Competency domains in an undergraduate Objective Structured Clinical Examination: their impact on compensatory standard setting. Med Educ. 2008 Jun;42(6):600-6.
Courses offered to GPs
Ashley very happy to teach GPs in training sessions.
- MBChB Univeristy of Leeds 1995
- MSc in Clinical Paediatrics University of London 2003
- Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2010
- Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2000
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy 2007
- Madters in Medical Education University of Bedfordshire 2017
Reference number 4209171
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Officer for Assessment Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2016
- Associate Professor of Paediatrics St George's International Medical School 2010
- Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University College London Medical School 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatrician, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Higher Education Academy
Association for the Study of Medical Education
Association for Medical Education in Europe
Academy of Medical Educators
- Spire Bushey Hospital
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 020 8901 5555
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.