SPLIT supports children and young people with liver disease, liver and/or intestinal transplantation, and their families through:
Dr Girish Gupte is a Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation trust since 2004 and is the Clinical Lead for the Intestinal Transplantation service and Metabolic liver disease service. He did his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Mumbai, India and came to the UK for further training in 1995. He did his initial training in various parts of the country and did his specialist training in Paediatric Hepatology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital from 2001-2004. He has delivered lectures nationally and internationally on various topics related to liver diseases and intestinal transplantation. He has organised postgraduate courses at national and international level, study days to further knowledge about management of paediatric liver disease and intestinal transplantation
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and having a good laugh with his friends over a glass of...
Monica Smith is a clinical specialist nurse who has been working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Birmingham Children’s Hospitals for many years. She provides a personal link for young people moving from paediatric liver services to liver care provided in the adult setting. She and her team meet young people whilst they are still being managed by paediatric doctors. The aim is to start building a trusting relationship with young people and their carers/family, which takes time, hence beginning the process of transitioning towards adult services from the age of 11years. The team strives to give high quality, co-ordinated health-care that is patient-centred, age and developmentally appropriate and culturally competent, flexible, responsive and comprehensive with respect to all persons involved.
Monica and her colleagues work to ensure that each patient receives accessible support and that their move from one hospital to another is as stress free as is feasibly possible, thus ensuring the young person develops a sense of control and independence throughout their health journey.
Monica has been a Trustee for SPLIT for many years and also acts as an advocate within the Charity for young people.
Dr Sue Beath qualified from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in 1983 and started training in the Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 1989. She was appointed as a medical consultant in the Birmingham Liver Unit in 1995 and retired in 2018. She has interests in nutrition support for children with liver disease and intestinal failure. She has published papers on: long term outcomes including quality of life and neuro-development of children who have liver and intestinal disease; and the impact of chronic illness on social circumstances of families and children who need regular assessments in hospital.
Sally works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Birmingham, she has worked in Primary Care for 28 years after qualifying as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1983. . She also works as an advisor with the Royal College of General Practitioners supporting GP. Surgeries. Sally has been a trustee since 2016, and has a special interest in fundraising for the charity. Her interests outside work include yoga, running and Nana duties.
Prof Mirza was appointed Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon in 1996 and has a special interest in surgery for liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer. In addition, he specialises in surgery for gallstone disease, pancreatitis, portal hypertension, and is a leading liver and intestinal transplant surgeon at the largest UK transplant centre. He is a well known international speaker, an active researcher and has published over 350 peer reviewed papers.
SPLIT Supporting Paediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation
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