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: PANDAS

Encephalitis Lethargica – A clue to PANDAS & Long COVID?

Encephalitis Lethargica – A clue to PANDAS & Long COVID?

For those of you who watched the 1990 film ‘Awakenings” starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, the concept of a patient being frozen in time only to awaken when given the correct medication will not be an unfamiliar one. This true story depicted patients who appeared to be in a frozen catatonic state for […]

BPNA Consensus Statement, The Nordic Guidelines & PANS PANDAS

BPNA Consensus Statement, The Nordic Guidelines & PANS PANDAS

It’s been a busy week or two in the world of PANDAS with the publication of the Nordic guidelines (1) together with the release of the “Consensus statement on childhood neuropsychiatric presentations, with a focus on PANDAS/PANS” by the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) (2). This was preceded by the EMTICS paper by Martino et […]

Association of Group A Steptococcus Exposure and Exacerbations of Chronic Tic Disorders: A Multinational Prospective Cohort Study

Association of Group A Steptococcus Exposure and Exacerbations of Chronic Tic Disorders: A Multinational Prospective Cohort Study

A recent paper in the journal Neurology sought to investigate the association between Group A Streptococcus exposure and chronic tic disorders (Martino D,et al. Neurology, 2021;96 (12)). The Scientific and Medical Advisory Group of The European Immuno-Neuropsychiatric Association  (EXPAND) has responded to this publication and this response can be read by clicking on the following […]

Dr Tim Ubhi on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Dr Tim Ubhi on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Dr Tim Ubhi makes an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch along with the Gilson’s to discuss a good news story of a child who was initially thought to have autism but who improved by 95% with simple treatment after only 3 days! https://twitter.com/Hopesaxons/status/1372903054434000913?s=20

The Politics of PANS PANDAS

The Politics of PANS PANDAS

PANS PANDAS as a diagnosis has been gaining significant traction in the UK especially with the amazing work of a group of parents who set up the UK PANS PANDAS charity in 2017. Following the release of the UK PANS PANDAS Physicians Network Treatment Guidelines in 2018 there was a significant amount of progress made […]

“Outstanding” rating from The Care Quality Commission

“Outstanding” rating from The Care Quality Commission

I am so pleased that The Care Quality Commission has inspected and rated our service as “Outstanding”! This is the highest category that an organisation can achieve and is the result of lots of hard work behind the scenes with our patient treatement coordinator, Vicki Greener and our newly appointed admin support, Liz Parsons, establishing […]