- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
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- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
I have been working as a Paediatric Consultant in the NHS since 1996.
I am a General Paediatrician with special interest in Paediatric Neurological problems and Epilepsy based at Watford General Hospital.
I look after children with Epilepsy, non- epileptic conditions such as simple faints, funny turns, dizziness, tics, Tourettes Syndrome, Head Aches and Migraine and other Neurological problems.
I look after children with wide variety of General Paediatric problems like asthma, feeding problems, reflux, abdominal pains.
I am also trained in managing newborn and problems associated with prematurity and complications.
Currently I am the Lead Clinician for Paediatric epilepsy and Neurology for the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust
Areas of interest
General Paediatric problems; example-
asthma, feeding problems, reflux, abdominal pains, urrinary tract infections.
Other Neurological problems; fits,faints, funny turns, dizziness, non epileptic seizures, tic disorders and sleep related problems.
Newborn baby and prematurity associated problems.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Watford General Hospital
2015- Radiological investigations for inpatients and their usefulness, an audit.
2015- Sedation for children undergoing radiological imaging.
2014-2015 Cardiac murmur in neonates, an audit of current clinical practice.
2014-15 An audit on awareness of SUDEP among healthcare professionals.
2013-14 National Epilepsy 12 audit- Round 2- completed.
2013-2014 Medical record keeping - an audit of current practice.
2011 -12 Audit of Hip US scans- 12 months data
2011-12 Audit on Consultant seeing children within 24hours of admission
2012 - Epilepsy 12 - National audit - Round 1,2 and 3 ongoing.
2011-12 Pharmacy led RSV clinic- ongoing service.
2011- 12 - Maternal AED use and outcome in babies -
2011-12- 2 year neurodevelomental outcome of babies presented with neonatal seizures.
2011-2012 Neonatal hip US scans - an audit.
2010- Principal investigator UK International Infantile Spasm Study (UKISS)- published.
General and spiritual reading
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Malayalam - Conversational
1- S.W.Dâ€™ Souza, H. Janakova, D. Miners, R. Suri, G. Appleton, C. Ramesh, D.G. Simms, Prof M. L. Chiswick (1993) Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Skin Temperature in Preterm Infants in association with Periventricular Haemorrhage. Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 3 (72), pp F162- 167.
2- Frances M Gibbon, Chaniyil Ramesh, Sheila J Wallace (1996) Haematological, Biochemical, Microbiological Investigations in Epilepsy: Epilepsy in Children, First edition by Dr. Sheila J. Wallace, Chapman & Hall Medical, London.
3- Chaniyil Ramesh, Jiri Vajsar, Max Perlman (1996) â€˜Cerebral Palsy due to upper cervical spinal cord birth injury' This was my research topic under the guidance of Dr. M. Perlman, Prof. & Staff Neonatologist, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. This was presented as an abstract in the SPR meeting in Washington USA in 1996.
4- Multimedia project on Neonatal Neurological conditions 1996) under the supervision of
Dr. J. Hellmann, Associate Prof. & Staff Neonatologist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
5- Poulton C, Ramesh C (2008) Use of EEG in a District General Hospital. Poster presentation. Poster presentation, Annual Spring Meeting RCPCH 2008.
6- Cohn A, Ramesh C (2007)'Mixed Messages' Images in Paediatrics, Arch Dis Child, 92:860 doi:10.1136/adc.2007.125740
7- A Novel Duplication in the TSC1 Gene With a Mild Clinical Phenotype. (2010) Mahto A, Batta K, Ramesh C, Dorkins H Annual Paediatric Dermatology meeting, Cardiff, UK, Poster presentation.
8- Impact of change in practice: Pharmacist led RSV immunoprophylaxis clinic (2010), Vaghela.T, Ramesh C, UKCP, Nov 2010, Poster presentation.
9- Pahuja A, Ramesh C (2011) Micafungin: monotherapy for renal fungal balls in a preterm IUGR baby. Poster presentation, 22nd ESPNIC Medical and Nursing Congress, Hannover, Germany (Poster Acceptance notification A-391-0010-00466)
10- Papandreou A, Poulton C, Kermode R, Ramesh CA (2013) Neurodevelopmental outcomes of newborns requiring a brain MRI: A retrospective study. Oral presentation, EPNS Congress, Brussels, Sept 2013 (Abstract ID1901).
11- Vaghela T, Ramesh C ( 2013) Pharmacist-led Multidisciplinary Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Immunoprophylaxis Clinic: What are the Benefits? Pharmacy management, 29 (1), pp 8-9.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly participate and present to GP educational meetings
Common paediatric epilepsies
Non epileptic conditions
Paediatric Head aches
General paediatric problems.
- MSc in Epilepsy Practice Leeds Beckett University 2016
- Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Epilepsy Leeds Metropolitan University 2013
- FRCPCH RCPCH 1996
- FHEA Health Academy - UK 2014
- DCH (G) RCP - Glasgow 1991
- Fellowship Neonatology Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 1996
- MBBS Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India 1981
- MRCP (UK) RCP (G) 1993
Reference number 3606801
Affiliations / memberships
- BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, HA1 3RX
- 10:00 - 13:00
- 020 8872 3872
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 09:30 - 11:00
- 020 8950 9090
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Watford General Hospital