Mr Carter in LONDON
Technical interpretation of cardiotocograms (CTG) • Assessment of whether the CTG is a recording of fetal heart rate, maternal rate or an artefact • Enhancement of faded CTGs • Continuous copies from microfiche & other archive • All technical aspects of fetal monitor technology • In-depth knowledge of all models of cardiotocographs sold in the UK between 1980 & 1995 (Manager of Department of Health's Fetal Monitor Evaluation Centre) • Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness
Professor Whitelaw in BRISTOL
I am an experienced clinician in the field of neonatology (newborn medicine), having been a consultant since 1981. I have specialised in injury to the fetal & newborn brain since 1981. I am the author of over 150 original papers in the scientific literature in this field, as well as many chapters in textbooks. My medico-legal experience has been in cases of cerebral palsy alleged to be caused by negligent care of the pregnant mother or newborn baby.
Dr Ferriman in SHEFFIELD
Prenatal diagnosis, high-resolution fetal ultrasound & dopplers • Invasive prenatal diagnosis • Intrapartum care & high-risk obstetrics • Multiple pregnancy, including prenatal diagnosis, antenatal surveillance & intrapartum care • Antenatal screening & non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
Dr Ives in OXFORD
Neonatal medicine • All aspects of the medical management of diseases & disorders of the newborn infant, including: • Resuscitation of the newborn • Newborn intensive care • Birth asphyxia • Hypoxic ischaemic brain injury • Jaundice of the newborn & related brain injury • Kernicterus • Infection in the newborn • Surfactant replacement therapy • Assisted ventilation
Dr Purdue in BLANDFORD FORUM
Forensic medicine & pathology • Pathology • Homicide • Accidental death • Suicide • Physical assault • Non-accidental injury • Industrial injury • Hospital treatment • Sudden death • Unexpected death • Clinical forensic medicine • Prison deaths
Mrs Garland in SEVENOAKS
All aspects of midwifery care • Hospital & community-based care of mothers & babies • Intrapartum & waterbirths a particular interest • Postnatal care, infant feeding & care of mothers who have had instrumental/caesarean section births an area of interest • As a qualified midwifery tutor I am able to provide expertise in areas of students or education of midwives • Knowledge of risk management & supervision of midwives
Mr Chandraharan in LONDON
As the Lead Consultant for labour ward & lead for clinical governance in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, my expertise is around intrapartum care, especially on: • Fetal monitoring in labour, including cardiotocograph (CTG) & fetal ECG or ST-Analyser (STAN) • Traumatic births, including shoulder dystocia, perineal trauma, injury sustained secondary to instrumental vaginal births • Caesarean sections & instrumental vaginal births • Postpartum haemorrhage & its management • Vaginal breech delivery & cord prolapse ...
Mr Pyper in STORRINGTON
Clinical Negligence in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 680 reports over 23 years: 60% have been on behalf of claimants and 30% have been for hospitals • 88 single joint expert reports for Liverpool Urogynaecology Litigation • Fitness to practise reports for the GMC ...
Dr Hartnoll in LONDON
I have been a Consultant Neonatologist since 1999 working in tertiary level neonatal units covering both medical and surgical conditions. I am able to give expert opinion on all aspects of neonatal care, including the medical care of the surgical baby, and complications of prematurity, perinatal injury and birth asphyxia.
Dr Calder in GIRTON
Trauma & the pathological effects of this on the body • Forensic medicine in the context of sudden & unexpected death • Diseases & death in relation to the working environment • Hospital procedures resulting in misadventures & death • Diving accidents & related medical problems of a hyperbaric environment, which also includes aspects of drowning • Independent witness at first autopsies in UK & abroad, & conductor of second autopsies on instruction • Advice & opinion on occupationally related diseases
Professor Stenson in EDINBURGH
All aspects of neonatal medicine • Risk management in neonatology • Development of clinical protocols in neonatology • Neonatal respiratory care • Neonatal intensive care & life support • Preterm infants: resuscitation, surfactant replacement, oxygen supplementation • Antenatal prescription of corticosteroids • Neonatal & preterm feeding • Parental rights in neonatal units • Medical ethics • Perinatal medicine • Birth asphyxia • Birth-related brain injury of babies • Neonatal death
Mr Ugwumadu in LONDON
General & high-risk obstetrics • Intrapartum fetal monitoring, CTG, fetal hypoxic & inflammatory brain damage • Fetal ECG • Pre-term labour & rupture of membranes • Late miscarriage • Operative obstetrics • General gynaecology • Vaginal discharge, chronic thrush
Professor Vloeberghs in NOTTINGHAM
Paediatric neurosurgery, including antenatal, fetal surgery, trauma, congenital malformations, central nervous system (CNS) neoplasia, non-accidental injury to the CNS
Dr Knight-Jones in NEWARK
Child development • Brain injury • Childhood Neurodisability & in particular Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Sensory Impairment (Hearing/Vision), Attention Deficit Disorder • I have a particular interest in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (aka Dyspraxia or DAMP disorder) • Head injury sequelae • Disabilities & problems of premature babies • Birth asphyxia & hypoxia • Developmental delay • Neglect ...
Dr Milligan in PONTELAND
Newborn babies • Premature babies • Birth asphyxia • Birth trauma • Resuscitation of newborn babies • Brain injury • Neurodevelopment • Cerebral palsy • Lung diseases of newborn babies • Ventilation of newborn babies • Infection in newborn babies • Jaundice in newborn babies • Fluid balance & nutrition in newborn babies • Transport of newborn babies • Neonatal intensive care • Complications of intensive care
Ms Houston in LONDON
I am an experienced senior midwife and nurse who has worked for 30 years in the NHS and in higher education. I have worked many years as a Head of Midwifery in acute trusts in London and the Home Counties. I have continued to work as a clinical midwife. I have passed the Bond Solon Cardiff University Expert Witness course and have attained the certificate of achievement. All aspects of midwifery care, including: • Pregnancy • Labour • Birth & birth-related injury or trauma, including shoulder ...
Dr Chetcuti in LEEDS
Asthma in children • Respiratory illnesses in children • Respiratory management in preterm (premature) babies & newborn infants, including mechanical ventilation & surfactant administration in newborn intensive care • General paediatrics • Complications of prematurity • Complications of birth • Allergy • Carbon monoxide poisoning in children • Damp housing & respiratory health • Child neglect & welfare
Dr Forbes in AMLWCH
CT & MR scanning of the brain & spine • Neuroradiology • Special interest in paediatric neuroradiology, particularly neonatal & other asphyxial brain injury • Trauma to the head & spine in adults & children • Spinal imaging • Radiology of the extremities
Dr Payne-James in SOUTHMINSTER
Accident • Assault • Injury • Trauma • Wounding • Personal injury • Medical negligence • Road Traffic Act (drink/drug drive fitness) • Drug & alcohol misuse • Clinical forensic medicine • Fitness to detain • Fitness to be interviewed • Sexual assault • Death in custody • Care in custody • Police complaints • Parenteral nutrition • Enteral nutrition • Tube feeding • Nutrition • Intravenous feeding • Venous access • Thrombophlebitis • Assessment of post-mortem stomach contents • Self-inflicted injury ...
Mr Taylor in EXETER
Obstetrics • Intrapartum care • Antenatal care • Fetal medicine • General gynaecology
Mr Penman in CHATHAM
Obstetrics • Fetal medicine • Diagnosis & management of fetal abnormalities • Diagnosis & management of multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.) • Antenatal care • Delivery of pregnant women