WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
& PORTFOLIOS

The Committee is currently as follows:


Chair:

  • Dr Elaine Hughes, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens & Kings College Hospitals.


Treasurer:

  • Amanda Tomalin, Paediatric Clinical Epilepsy Nurse Specialist


Membership Secretary:

  • Dr Katharine Anderson, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Brighton.



The Working Group is currently as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Kumudini Gomez, Consultant Paediatrician, Lewisham.

  • Dr Dennis Grigoratos, Consultant Paediatrician, Princess Royal University Hospital

  • Dr Raj Gupta, Consultant Paediatrician, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

  • Dr Elaine Hughes, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens & Kings College Hospitals.

  • Dr David McCormick, Consultant Paediatrician, Kings College Hospital.

  • Prof Deb Pal, Hon Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens & Kings College Hospitals.

  • Dr Ameen Siddiqui, Consultant Paediatrician, East Kent Hospital

  • Dr Nikil Sudarsan, Consultant Paediatrician, Brighton.

  • Amanda Tomalin, Paediatric Clinical Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

  • Jo Whittick , Clinical Nurse Specialist- Paediatric Epilepsy Brighton.

  • Dr Ruth Williams, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens Hospital.


Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and Community Nurse representative:

  • Jo Whittick, Clinical Nurse Specialist- Paediatric Epilepsy, Brighton.

  • Neil Williamson, Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, Lewisham and Greenwich.


Research lead:

  • Prof Deb Pal, Hon Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens & Kings College Hospitals.


Teaching and Training leads:

  • Dr Elaine Hughes, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Childrens & Kings College Hospitals.

  • Dr David McCormick, Consultant Paediatrician, Kings College Hospital.


Voluntary Sector representative:

  • Vacant


Website leads:

  • Dr Dennis Grigoratos, Consultant Paediatrician, Princess Royal University Hospital

  • Stacey Ratcliff, Roald Dahl  Paediatric Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


WORKING GROUP


Working Group members to have a named specific portfolio. Chair is responsible for extending regular invitation to membership (see below). Appointment should be approved by quorate Working Group. Working Group member profiles to be posted on open section of website.

No fixed terms of office, with exception of committee members, but membership to be reviewed annually.

Working Group should include members below as a minimum, but roles not mutually exclusive. Additional Working Group members, including young people if appropriate, or clinical trainees, could be co-opted for specific tasks.

  • Chair

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Audit Lead/s

  • 2 Clinical leads for Acute & Community Paediatrics

  • Community/School Nurse Representative; portfolio to include advocacy and information sharing with nursing and allied health professionals and working with clinical leads as appropriate

  • Specialist Epilepsy Nurse Lead/s; portfolio to include information sharing with nursing and allied health professionals and working with clinical leads

  • Research Lead/s

  • Teaching and Training Lead/s

  • Voluntary Sector Representative/s; portfolio to include representing service users and voluntary organisations to aid discussion and appropriate decision making, and working with clinical leads as appropriate

  • Website lead


MEMBERSHIP


Committee

  • Chair

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary


Committee members to be elected every 2 years from members of Working Group, at staggered times.

General membership:


To include the Working Group and professionals with responsibility for children’s and adolescent epilepsy in the South East Thames Region. Applications to be encouraged, as appropriate, by all existing members and on the website. Applications to be submitted on application form to Secretary, and approved by quorate Working Group.


Honorary membership: by invitation from quorate Working Group.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Bank account to be kept in name of ‘South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group’ with Treasurer & Chair as joint signatories.

  • Membership fees to be agreed annually at autumn meeting by quorate Working Group

  • Fees paid to speakers to be agreed annually at autumn meeting by quorate Working group

  • Commercial sponsorship for meetings, literature and posters to be accepted in accordance with SETPEG Sponsorship Policy


Income from other sources, and outgoings, to be agreed by Treasurer and Chair as a minimum and taken to Working Group where there is any potential for conflict of interest QUORUM A quorum of six members, including one committee member, will be recognised as able to represent the Working Group for approving membership, clinical guidelines/information leaflets, and funding decisions.

 

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