Management and Treatment Goals for Insomnia in Children with Neurodiversity

Monday 12 September 2022 18:30 - 20:15
Join us for this online webinar with our guest speakers Dr Rebecca Moore, Dr Jessica Turnbull and Dr Ricky Ahuja. The speakers will discuss how to identify and manage insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, outlining prescribing guidance within Southeast London. They will also explore the collaboration between services in Primary and Secondary Care.
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Agenda

18:30
Welcome and Introductions, Dr Rebecca Moore
18:40
Management of Sleep Difficulties in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders – A Collaborative Approach, Dr Jessica Turnbull
19:20
Sleep Disorders - An Update on Local Guidance for Prescribing and Treatment Goals, Dr Ricky Ahuja
19:50
Questions and Discussion
20:15
Meeting Close

Meet the Speakers

Dr Rebecca Moore MBBS MA (cantab) DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP
Dr Rebecca Moore MBBS MA (cantab) DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP
General Practitioner, GP Children’s Safeguarding, Greenwich

Dr Rebecca Moore is a partner at the Vanbrugh Group practice, a large 18,000 patient practice in Greenwich and one of three directors of Greenwich Health, the GP federation organisation. She has been the named GP for safeguarding children in Greenwich for the last three years.

Dr Jessica Turnbull, BMedSci BMBS (Hons) MRCPCH PGDip (Paed Neurodis)
Dr Jessica Turnbull, BMedSci BMBS (Hons) MRCPCH PGDip (Paed Neurodis)
Consultant Paediatrician in the field of Developmental and Social Paediatrics within the Community Child Health department of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Jessica Turnbull is a Consultant Paediatrician in the field of Developmental and Social Paediatrics within the Community Child Health department of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. She has a particular interest in achieving healthy sleep for children and runs a multi-disciplinary Sleep Service for children with neurodisability within the Community Children’s Services of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The model has been presented both nationally (RCPCH Annual Conference 2019), internationally (EACD annual conference, Paris 2019), and published in a peer-reviewed journal (OBM Neurobiology, 2021).

Dr Ricky Ahuja,  MBBS, BSc (Hons)
Dr Ricky Ahuja, MBBS, BSc (Hons)
Specialist Community Paediatrician in East London Foundation trust and at Greenwich Oxleas NHS trust, where he is the clinical lead for sleep.

Dr Ahuja set up a new sleep service for Oxleas in 2020 after seeing an increasing number of referrals to the service. He is the founding director of Autism Clinic London, involved in supporting NHS trusts with diagnostic and post-diagnostic support for Autism. He also founded The Paediatric Community (www.thepaediatriccommunity.com), an educational initiative providing high quality RCPCH accredited Paediatric courses.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To discuss how to identify and manage insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, outlining prescribing guidance within Southeast London
  • To explore collaboration between services in primary and secondary care