Dr Tim Ubhi

Meet Dr Tim Ubhi

Hello and welcome to my Blog! I’m Dr Tim Ubhi (most of my patients call me “Dr Tim”) and I will be posting on topics such as common child health problems, medical politics and also some funny medical stories that I have encountered in my 25 years as a Children’s Doctor. These stories will fall under the category of “Diary of a Children’s Doctor”, as I’m sure you will totally understand, names and places have been changed to protect identity. Please leave a comment if you read one of my posts so that I know I’m not alone! I hope you enjoy my Blog!

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Posts by Dr Tim Ubhi

To vaccinate or not? And why there is reason to be optimistic about 2021

To vaccinate or not? And why there is reason to be optimistic about 2021

To call the past year as challenging has to be one of the greatest understatements of all time. When you sit back and reflect on the year, the standout event has to be COVID. The emergence of a novel virus in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 has had a devastating impact on many […]

Covid-19 Variant Emerges

Covid-19 Variant Emerges

SARS-Cov-2 Variant 20A.EU1 A new variant of Covid-19 has been identified which appears to have originated in farm workers in Spain and is now spreading through Europe. The full paper on this variant will be formally published on Thursday but can be downloaded below. The variant is termed SARS-Cov-2 variant 20A.EU1 . We do not as yet […]

Should you have the flu vaccine?

Should you have the flu vaccine?

The question of whether or not to have the flu vaccine confronts us every year. To some this is a non-question. They are either in the camp where they have the vaccine religiously every year without question or they are in the camp where vaccines are not welcome. The battle with the anti-vax campaigners has […]

How well are the government handling the COVID-19 crisis?

How well are the government handling the COVID-19 crisis?

These are tough times but the reality is that even tougher times are ahead of us. That might sound like a complete downer but unfortunately it’s a reality that is becoming more and more apparent as each day passes. I posted a survey on facebook a couple of weeks ago to ask my friends to […]

Antibody Testing for COVID-19 What’s the Best Option?

Antibody Testing for COVID-19 What’s the Best Option?

There are two tests that we currently have available to test for Coronavirus COVID-19, the first is the swab test where we can look for the presence of active virus infection by looking for the genetic material contained in the virus. This test is great at picking up whether or not you actually have the […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic – Dr Tim Ubhi

The Coronavirus Pandemic – Dr Tim Ubhi

The Coronavirus Pandemic – Dr Tim Ubhi Today (22nd April 2020) is day 154 since the first case of Coronavirus (Covid -19) was detected in the first patient in China. The exact date is thought to be the 17th November 2019 although the Chinese quote December 8th. The 17th November was therefore day zero, the […]