- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Nick Makwana graduated in Medicine from Birmingham University in 1996 (MBChB) with a distinction in Anatomy and honours in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacology before completing medical training at Birmingham City Hospital. He also gained an additional honours degree in Pharmacology (BSc).
Dr Nick Makwana also gained an MD from the University of Liverpool into the pathogenesis of meningococcal disease.
Currently a Consultant Paediatrician (Paediatric Allergy and Infectious Disease) at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals, where he has developed the Regional Paediatric Allergy Service and also developed a Paediatric Infectious Disease clinic where children with unusual infections as well as susceptilbility to infections are seen.
In addition, Dr Makwana runs a general paediatric clinic where children with all manner of childhood problems are referred for an opinion.
Areas of interest
Paediatric allergy; Paediatric infectious disease; General paediatrics
- Patient Testimonial
- Patient Testimonials
- Chair Paediatric Committee (BSACI)
- Dr Foster Health
- Longest successful Resuscitation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy and Infectious Disease
Sandwell General Hospital
Reading - Fiction and Non-fiction
Fundraiser of the Year, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust 2020. Winner.
Excellence in Customer Care Awards, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust 2012. Highly Commended.
Certified European Paediatric Allergist,
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
Genetic Analysis of a Cohort of 275 Patients with Hyper-IgE Syndromes and/or Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis. J Clin Immunol. 2021 Nov;41(8):1804-1838.
How Are Infants Suspected to Have Cow’s Milk Allergy Managed? A Real World Study Report. Nutrients. 2021 Aug 30;13(9):3027.
Cows milk protein allergy. 2020 July;30(7):255-260
COVID-19 in children and adolescents in Europe: a multinational, multicentre cohort study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020
Evaluation of AllergiSense Smartphone Tools for Adrenaline Injection Training. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 2015
SNIFFLE-2 Study Investigators. Safety of live attenuated influenza vaccine in young people with egg allergy: multicentre prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2015
BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of cow’s milk allergy. Standards of Care Committee (SOCC) of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). Clin Exp Allergy. 2014;44(5):642-72.
Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children – Association of British Neurologists and British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group national guidelines. J Infect. 2012 May;64(5):449-77.
Changes in the sublingual microcirculation and endothelial adhesion molecules during the course of severe meningococcal disease treated in the paediatric intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 2012 May;38(5):863-71.
Meningococcal disease in children in Merseyside, England: a 31 year descriptive study. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25957.
Chemokine responses are increased in HIV-infected Malawian children with invasive pneumococcal disease. JAIDS. 2007; 44(4):443-50
Persistent Visual Loss as a Complication of Meningococcal Meningitis. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 2006; 25(6): 566-567
Myocardial dysfunction in meningococcal septic shock. Current Opinion in Critical Care Medicine. 2005;11: 418-423
Abstracts and Letters
Introduction of allergenic foods from 3 months of age reduces incidence of food allergy in breastfed infants. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2017
ARPEC Project Group Members. Variation in paediatric hospital antibiotic guidelines in Europe. Arch Dis Child. 2016
Clinical characteristics of paediatric H1N1 admissions in Birmingham, UK. Lancet. 2009
Clinical Recognition of Meningococcal Disease. Lancet. 2006;
Courses offered to GPs
- Accredited European Paediatric Allergist European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016
- MD University of Liverpool 2010
- PCME University of Wolverhampton 2004
- MBChB University of Birmingham 1996
- MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1999
- BSc (HONS) Pharmacology University of Birmingham 1993
- APLS Course Director Advanced Life Support Group 2007
Reference number 4279819
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Paediatric MBChB Curriculum Lead University of Birmingham 2017
- Group Director for Women and Child Health Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals 2018
- Chair Paediatric Committee BSACI 2021
- Consulting Rooms Birmingham
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 07928 346738
- Edgbaston Private Medical Practice
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 07928 346738
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.