Dr. Tim Ubhi

Tim Ubhi is an NHS Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director & Founder of The Children’s e-Hospital, the world’s first online child health service.  He has a specialist interest in Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) and has treated more than 500 PANDAS patients in the UK with good treatment response.

He spent the early part of his career as a Lecturer in Paediatrics & Child Health. In his early years after qualification, he was part of a team that studied the use of Botulinum Toxin to help children with cerebral palsy walk. This led to the first NHS clinic for botulinum toxin therapy (for children with cerebral palsy) in the United Kingdom. For this piece of work, he was awarded the Michael Blacow Memorial Prize by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Following this, he was awarded a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship Award and spent 3 years in molecular research.

Tim graduated from the Nye Bevan NHS Leadership Academy Executive Training Programme in 2016. It was around the same time he realised that the NHS needed to develop new ways of working if it was to survive. He set up The Children’s e-Hospital in 2015 and this has gone from strength to strength. The Children’s e-Hospital was the world’s first online child health service and their patient satisfaction rates are through the roof.  They have been rated “Outstanding” by The CQC.

Over the past 3 years, Tim developed The Children’s e-Hospital PANDAS service. He is a founder member of The UK PANDAS & PANS Physician’s Network and together with paediatric neurologists, paediatricians and immunologists from major centres around the UK (including the Evelina Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital) they are working hard to raise awareness of PANDAS in the UK.  He was invited to join the Scientific & Medical Advisory Board of The European Immunopsychiatric Association as a founding member and now serves as Co-chair of the Board. In addition, he launched his own personal blog where he discusses topical issues around medical politics and shares funny stories from his time as a Children’s Doctor: www.drtimubhi.com. He invites you to drop in and have a read.