Sheffeld children’s doctors amongst best in UK

Sheffield Children's Hospital respiratory consultant Professor Mark Everard
Sheffield Children's Hospital respiratory consultant Professor Mark Everard
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THREE Sheffield hospital consultants have made a list of the UK’s top 100 children’s doctors.

The trio, who all work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, are included in the list compiled by The Times Magazine, which recognises ‘medical experts who are so renowned that children from all over the world are flown to the UK for treatment’.

The list is the third to be put together by the magazine to highlight Britain’s best medical staff in different areas.

Peter Baxter, a paediatric neurologist at the children’s hospital and president of the British Paediatric Neurology Association, is the first Sheffield name included.

He is described as an ‘internationally-renowned paediatric neurologist who has developed specialist services at Sheffield for children with neuropathy and ataxia’.

He also works as an ‘expert for the Department of Health’s study into progressive intellectual and neurological deterioration in children,’ the list adds.

The second Sheffield name is Chris Rittey, another paediatric neurologist who is also a clinical director at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

He is included in the top 100 for establishing the UK’s largest vagal nerve stimulation service for epilepsy.

His description reads: “This process uses an implanted electrical generator to send electrical impulses to the vagus nerve at the side of the neck and then to the brain, which can reduce the incidence and severity of seizures.”

Mark Everard, Sheffield University Professor and paediatric respiratory consultant is included in recognition of his work to tackle conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.

He has an international reputation for his work on respiratory medicine.