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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Category: Health Politics

Is the NHS being ripped off or is it lack of ownership?

Is the NHS being ripped off or is it lack of ownership?

Many years ago, whilst working in a large teaching hospital, I enquired about the cost of office renovation work that was being done in the department that I was working in. The job involved splitting an office into two by putting in a partition wall and adding a door. I  was having some renovations done […]

Electroconvulsive therapy – Does it have a place in modern medicine?

Electroconvulsive therapy – Does it have a place in modern medicine?

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for certain types of mental illness including severe depression, schizophrenia, catatonia or mania. With this treatment a current of electricity is passed through the brain (under anaesthesia) causing a fit or seizure. Although this treatment has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for […]

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in the UK – Fit for Purpose?

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in the UK – Fit for Purpose?

Over the years I have come across many stories of patients being let down by the poor mental health services in the UK. It is good to know that mental heath is now a top priority for the NHS because if we ignore it, the problems will be much worse. There are however still cases […]

Why are so many children going to A+E?

Why are so many children going to A+E?

Our paediatric services are struggling on several fronts; not enough trainees, consultants leaving early and significant rota gaps which can result in a poorer service. At the same time we have more and more patients going to A+E. But why? What is changing and why are we seeing these increased pressures? Last year there were […]

Where is Child Health in the UK Headed?

Where is Child Health in the UK Headed?

I am very concerned about the state of child health services in the UK. Last year 4.5 million children attended A+E. Of these, NHS England estimated that 64% (nearly 3 million) could have been managed by their GP or at home. So, why aren’t people going to their GP’s or managing their children at home? […]