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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...
Jodie successfully built and ran her own business after school and has NVQ level 3 hairdressing. She moved her career to childcare and worked,and ran a business for 12 years. She has NVQ diploma level 3 in childcare, designated safeguarding lead and other related qualifications.
In 2020 Jodie's youngest was faced with stage 4 liver cancer. She battled her way through the treatment and Jodie and her family all pulled together to get her through it, whilst not being allowed visitors. She then needed a multi organ transplant and has recovered well. Jodie's daughter designed and made a logo to go on clothing and accessories, which the family created. All the profits go to charities and children in hospital.
It was during this time that Jodie found out about the charity SPLIT, and how they support families. Jodie is now thrilled to be helping SPLIT raise awareness so we can keep supporting families and putting funding into research for Liver pancreatic and Intestinal transplants.
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 has worked 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.
Evie Calcutt is a qualified actuary with experience in the public, private and NGO sector. In her current role at the World Bank Group, Evie works with developing country governments to strengthen their financial resilience. Evie holds a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Statistics both from the University of Bristol. In addition to being a Trustee for SPLIT, Evie volunteers with a local youth organisation, supporting young people to achieve their employment ambitions.
SPLIT Supporting Paediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation
24 Springfield Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B147DS
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