Dr Jay Halbert

Dr Jay Halbert

Paediatrics 06129876

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
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  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Jay Halbert is a Consultant Paediatrician who completed his specialist training at Great Ormond Street, University College London & Cambridge University Hospitals. His current NHS practice is at Tunbridge Wells Hospital having previously been the Clinical Lead at one of the largest paediatric oncology shared care centres in the UK at Barts Health. In 2023 Dr Halbert was awarded the prestigious NHS England Clinical Excellence (Impact) Award for his services to advance child health nationally & internationally.

Dr Halbert is passionate about providing safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care & has worked as an expert advisor to the UK Healthcare Regulator (CQC), National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH) & to the World Health Organisation (WHO). He also works as an expert witness & provides a second opinions service for complex paediatric cases.

Dr Halbert is a Principal Investigator for several national & international child health studies. He is regularly invited to present his research & quality improvement projects at national & international conferences for which he has received numerous awards. He strives to practice evidence-based medicine & is author to several publications in peer reviewed journals (including The Lancet) & several book chapters. He is an Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor & Medical Director & enjoys teaching on a variety of undergraduate & postgraduate courses including the Masters of Tropical Paediatrics & Diploma of Tropical Medicine.

Dr Halbert strongly advocates a holistic & integrated approach to support children reaching their full potential. He is the Clinical Lead for Child Mental Health at Tunbridge Hospital & a committee member on the NICE Guideline for Self-harm. Dr Halbert specialises in paediatric remote patient monitoring & virtual consultations.

Dr Halbert provides expert consultations on all acute & chronic conditions affecting children from birth to 18 years including:
• Well-child checks, parenting, twins
• Allergies, anaphylaxis
• Reflux, colic, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, vomiting, failure to thrive, coeliac disease, nutrition, feeding difficulties, cow’s milk protein intolerance, eating disorders, obesity, anorexia
• Urinary infections, bed-wetting, irritable bladder, urinary incontinence
• Headaches, migraines, epilepsy, faints, funny turns
• Heart murmurs, chest pain, palpitations
• Shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, asthma, sore throats, ear infections, sleep difficulties
• Rashes, eczema, dermatitis, nappy rash, fungal infections, birth marks
• Fever, recurrent infections, immunodeficiency, vaccinations, travel health
• Childhood cancer, lumps & bumps
• Anaemia, bleeding disorders, ITP, neutropenia, haemoglobinopathies, hereditary spherocytosis
• Child wellbeing, mental health, supporting children to reach their full potential
• Neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, ADHD, developmental delay, learning difficulties, behavioural concerns, tantrums, medically unexplained symptoms
• Mindfulness, alternative therapies
• Adolescent health
• Diabetes, thyroid disorders, short stature, early & delayed puberty
• Head shape
• Arthritis, limp, hypermobility, growing pains, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
• Pain, palliative care, symptom management
• Syndromic disorders such as Down syndrome, rare diseases, clinical genetics

Dr Halbert is a specialist in global child health & has extensive experience working & implementing child health programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe & Latin America. He completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the world-renowned Gorgas Institute in Peru & provides consultations on all aspects of child travel health including: pre-departure immunisations, general health & safety, remote advice whilst travelling or living abroad, & post-travel health screening such as for malaria & tuberculosis.

Areas of interest

Acute & chronic conditions affecting children from birth to 18 years:
• Well-child checks, parenting
• Allergies
• Gastroenterology, nutrition, eating disorders
• Nephrology, bladder disorders
• Neurology, headaches, fits, faints
• Cardiology
• Respiratory conditions such as asthma
• Sleep difficulties
• Dermatology, eczema
• Infectious diseases, immunology, travel health
• Childhood cancer
• Haematology, anaemia, bleeding disorders
• Child wellbeing, mental health
• Neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental delay, behavioural concerns, medically unexplained symptoms
• Mindfulness, alternative therapies
• Adolescent health
• Endocrinology, growth
• Plagiocephaly
• Rheumatology, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
• Symptom management, pain
• Syndromic disorders, clinical genetics

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