Helping Neurodiverse Children Sleep Well in North Central London

This event took place on Thursday 25 May 2023
Watch this webinar with our guest speakers Dr Sejal Pandya and Dr Ella Rachamim, following a discussion on how to identify and manage insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. They provide an update on the formulary and guidance for prescribing melatonin for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders, in North Central London.
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Agenda

18:00
Welcome and Introductions, Dr Sejal Pandya, GP Partner, JS Medical Practice, North Central London.
18:10
Managing Sleep Disorders in Children and Young People with Disabilities – with a Focus on Insomnia in ASD, Dr Ella Rachamim, Specialist Doctor in Community Paediatrics, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
18:55
Helping Neurodiverse Children Sleep Well in North Central London - An Update on the Guidance for Prescribing, Dr Ella Rachamim, Specialist Doctor in Community Paediatrics, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
19:15
Questions and Discussion
19:30
Meeting Close
Dr Sejal Pandya MBBS, FRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Sejal Pandya MBBS, FRCGP, DRCOG
GP Partner at JS Medical Practice in Haringey

Sejal qualified as a GP from King’s College Medical School and completed her GP vocational training with the Central Middlesex VTS. She has been a GP Partner for the last 17 years at JS Medical Practice in Haringey, which is a 3 site practice with 13,000 registered patients. She has held a number of lead roles during that time, including Haringey Child Safeguarding GP Lead, CQC GP specialist advisor and various teaching roles, including her passion - communication skills. She is passionate about Primary Care in Haringey and has participated in local projects such as the Social Prescribing Pilot, in one of the most deprived areas of Tottenham.

She has a young son who has had a major operation under Great Ormond Street Hospital and so she has recently decided to have a break from her Partnership responsibilities, to spend some time with her son. The practice staff, patients and local community have expressed they will miss her very dearly, as she has made a huge difference to the ‘patient experience’ at her practice.

Dr Ella Rachamim
Dr Ella Rachamim
Specialist Doctor in Community Paediatrics, Barnet Child Development Team, Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, London

Dr Rachamim is a Specialist Doctor in Community Paediatrics with a particular interest in complex neurodisability. She is also the designated doctor for Barnet Community Child Deaths and joint lead for children and young people with Down Syndrome in the Borough.

The birth of Ella’s twin daughters led her to realise how hard it is when families cannot sleep. The impact is significant and often under-recognised. When a child does not sleep, it causes huge knock-on effects on siblings, parents, and carers, affecting their emotional, mental, and physical health. We now know how poor sleep has detrimental consequences on health.

As healthcare professionals we need to raise awareness, encourage training, and ask the right questions when listening to families. For any child it is their sleep that plays a vital role in their development, behaviour, learning, concentration, and health.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To discuss how to identify and manage insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To provide an update on the formulary and guidance for prescribing melatonin for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders, in North Central London